Blood donor dates

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Res­i­dents in Ruther­glen and the sur­round­ing area can give the gift of life this Christ­mas by do­nat­ing blood.

The Scot­tish Blood Trans­fu­sion Ser­vice will be back in the area in De­cem­ber.

Res­i­dents will be able to give blood at Croft­foot Parish Church on De­cem­ber 1 be­tween 4-7.30pm.

Then on De­cem­ber 21 they will be at the Cam­bus­lang In­sti­tute be­tween 2-3.45pm and 5.15-7.30pm.

How­ever, res­i­dents can do­nate at any num­ber of outreach ser­vices over the next few months or at the Glas­gow Blood Donor Cen­tre in Nel­son Man­dela Place.

In Scot­land stocks of some blood types are very low with un­der a week’s worth held at any given time.

There is only five days’worth of O- and six days of O+.

Blood de­mand is un­pre­dictable and even dif­fers with each blood type.

For ex­am­ple, O- blood can be given to pa­tients with all blood types.

AB+ can only be given to pa­tients with AB+.

To be ready to help pa­tients in all Scot­tish hos­pi­tals, when­ever they need it, the ser­vice aims to stock six days’worth of each blood type at all times.

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