Blood donors thanked for their gen­eros­ity

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Kenny Smith

Blood donors in Cam­bus­lang have been thanked for their amaz­ing gen­eros­ity.

The Scot­tish Na­tional Blood Trans­fu­sion Ser­vice re­cently vis­ited the Cam­bus­lang In­sti­tute - and had more at­ten­dees than ex­pected.

They were also boosted by a group of pupils from Cathkin High School, who came along to do their bit.

Janey Grier from the SNBTS said: “As ever, it was a busy ses­sion. We had pro­jected 130 peo­ple would at­tend, but we ac­tu­ally had 135 peo­ple from the area.

“Of th­ese, 20 new donors, which was ex­cel­lent, es­pe­cially as nine of th­ese were 17-year-olds.

“We col­lected 117 ac­tual do­na­tions, which was a great re­sult - many thanks to all who at­tended.”

Mean­while, Re­former read­ers have one last chance to do­nate blood lo­cally this year.

They will be in Croft­foot Parish Church, at 318 Croft­park Av­enue, to­day (Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 30), from 4-7.30pm.

They will re­turn next year, on March 10, to Ruther­glen Town Hall, from 2-3.45pm and from 5.15-7.30pm.

The ser­vice will then be at the Cam­bus­lang In­sti­tute, Greenlees Road, Wed­nes­day, April 8, from 2pm to 3.45pm and 5.15pm to 7.30pm.

Male donors can give blood ev­ery 12 weeks. That’s ap­prox­i­mately ev­ery three months or four times in a 12 month pe­riod.

Fe­male donors can give ev­ery 16 weeks or ap­prox­i­mately ev­ery four months. Most peo­ple can give blood. 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.

Visit www.scot­blood.co.uk for more in­for­ma­tion.

Take a break Hav­ing a juice after mak­ing her do­na­tion is Louise Holmes from Half­way, with daugh­ter Olivia (6) and Nathan Tait (3) who she child­minds

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