More blood donors are needed to give blood tomorrow (Wednesday October 16), at Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Avenue, from 2.30pm to 4pm and from 5pm to 7.30pm.
Donna Batty, Lead Donor Relations Manager at NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “This blood donor session has space for more donors and we are encouraging people to book appointments or walk in to this sessions if they have a spare moment.
“NHS Blood and Transplant works hard to run an efficient service and collect as much blood as possible at every donation session, so if you live near a session, why not help save lives? The demand for blood is never ending and hospitals in England and North Wales need 7,000 units of blood every day so every blood donor at every session counts.
“Giving blood is easy to do and takes around an hour. One donation can potentially save the lives of up to three people. Donated blood is not only used in accident and emergency situations but also for patients undergoing surgery and receiving treatment for cancer and other blood diseases.
“We welcome new and existing donors to give blood and we will do our best to ensure that everyone that wants to donate is seen as quickly as possible. Sometimes there may be a short wait as the number of donors that turn up can’t be predicted in advance and the last hour can be particularly busy. If you can free up some time in your busy schedule to help those who vitally need a blood transfusion then please come along to a session.”
First-time donors should be aged between 17 and 65, weighing at least 50kg (7 stone 12lbs) and in general good health. There is no upper age limit for donors who have donated in the last two years. For more information or to book an appointment visit www.blood.co.uk or contact 0300 123 23 23.