Help save a life by giving blood at city centre donor sessions
RESIDENTS can help save a life by giving blood at a donor session coming up in the city centre next month.
The National Blood Service is reminding people that while there are celebrations taking place to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, hospitals still need donations of blood to maintain their supplies.
The service is holding two donor sessions at Peterborough Town Hall, in Bridge Street, Peterborough on June 21.
They will take place from 9.45am to 12.35pm and from 2.25pm to 4.35pm.
Jon Latham, spokesman for NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “The Diamond Jubilee is the first in a series of exciting events for the UK but we are asking people to remember hospital patients.
“Blood will be needed during the celebrations, as it is every day, so we would urge people to book an appointment now. It is especially important to give blood around Bank Holidays, when donations traditionally dip as routines get disrupted.
“This latest push is part of an ongoing campaign to boost blood stocks to 30 per cent above the usual levels before the Olympics. The increase is needed because of the public events this summer will see a high number of visitors heading to the UK.”
To book an appointment call 0300 123 2323.