Make saving lives your New Year's resolution
NHS desperately need new blood donors in Bucks
patients have access to the blood they need, when they need it.
Senior marketing coordinator at NHS Blood and Transplant Michelle Laserna said: “The New Year is a time when a lot of people focus on giving things up. We’re asking people in Buckinghamshire to focus on giving and to register to give blood. It’s easy to sign up and book your first appointment using our website and mobile apps. Please don’t just give up something this January. Give life too.”
More than half of NHS Blood and Transplant’s donors are aged over 45, so it is important that it recruits younger people to donate blood now and in the years to come.
NHS Blood and Transplant needs donors from all blood groups and communities but is particularly looking for new donors from black and Asian communities and donors with the universal blood group O negative, as well as from groups A negative, B negative and AB negative.
Do not worry if you do not know your blood group before donating.
To book an appointment to donate visit www.blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 2323 to find your nearest session.
People can also book through mobile apps for Windows, Android and Apple devices.
To download the app, search ‘NHSGiveBlood’ in the app store.
People are needed to give blood in