Help save a life by giv­ing blood at city cen­tre donor ses­sions

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

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.

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