Donation team is after your blood
The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service is inviting residents of Helensburgh to donate blood when its mobile service arrives in the town.
The service will be at the Victoria Halls in Sinclair Street on Thursday, August 27, from 2pm to 3.45pm and 5.15pm to 7.30pm, and the following day from 9.30am to 11.30am and 1pm to 3.30pm.
A spokesman for the service said: “Every minute of every day s omeone i n Scotland receives blood as part of a life-saving or life-enhancing treatment.
“Only five percent of the population are active blood donors. The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service must welcome 5000 blood donors every week to meet t h e n e e d s o f p a t i e nt s i n Scotland.
“We aim to have six days of supply of each blood group to meet hospital requirements. Whether you’re a new donor, a returning donor or a regular donor, we would like to invite you to your local blood donating session.
“For more i nformation, please visit www.scotblood. co.uk or connect with SNBTS on Facebook www.facebook.com/ givebloodforscotland and Twitter @givebloodscot.”