MAKE A PLEDGE TO HELP SAVE A LIFE THIS YEAR
THE New Year has traditionally been a time when people think about giving things up.
This year we’re asking people in Cheshire to make a new kind of resolution and register to give blood.
Or if you’ve already done so but haven’t managed to donate, we’d love to welcome you to one of our sessions in 2017.
It’s easy to sign up to become a blood donor and book an appointment, online, via an app or on the phone.
Each donation can potentially save up to three lives. In 2017 don’t just give up, give.
In general, as long as you are fit and healthy, weigh over seven stone 12 lbs (50kg) and are aged between 17 and 66, up to 70 if you have given blood before, you should be able to give blood.
If you are over 70, you need to have given blood in the last two years to continue donating.
If you’re already a blood donor, why not look into whether you could become a platelet donor.
We particularly need donors with the A negative blood group as they can help any patient, regardless of blood type.
One platelet donation can help up to three adults or twelve babies or children.
It’s quick and easy to register to become a blood donor, visit www. ● blood.co.uk, download a give blood app, search ‘NHSGiveBlood’ in the app store or contact 0300 123 23 23. You can donate platelets at your nearest donor centre.
If you already give blood, ask about platelet donation at your next appointment.
Could you do something amazing this year, by giving blood?