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Call to give blood in ‘quiet’ October
People living across Bradford are being urged to swap their sofa for a comfy chair at one of the upcoming blood donation sessions.
Donna Batty, lead donor relations manager for NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “For many, October can be a quieter time of the year socially and, with the dark nights drawing in, it can be tempting to stay indoors. However, we would ask people to fight the urge to hibernate and save lives instead.”
NHS Blood and Transplant collects blood across England and North Wales and plans sessions to ensure the right volumes of blood are collected, tested and delivered to meet the needs of patients.
Anyone aged 17-65, weighing more than 50kg (7st 12lbs) and in general good health could potentially start saving lives by becoming a blood donor. There is no upper age limit for donors who have donated in the last two years.
For more details, call 0300 123 23 23 or visit blood.co.uk.