Make saving lives your New Year's res­o­lu­tion

NHS des­per­ately need new blood donors in Bucks

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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

Buck­ing­hamshire

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