Sir, The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) requires 470 people to give blood every day during December. And with Christmas day falling on what is traditionally one of the strongest collection days of the week, we are asking donors to ensure they know their blood group and come forward now so that stocks continue to build in the run up to the festive season.
Anyone over the age of 17 in general good health and weighing more than 7st 12lbs, could potentially become a blood donor. To register as a blood donor or to find out where your nearest donation session is, call 0845 90 90 999, or visit www.scotblood.co.uk
Jennifer Wilson, SNBTS.