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Halton residents urged to save lives and donate blood
HALTON residents are being urged to save lives by giving blood.
Barbara Blanche, lead donor relations manager for NHS Blood and Transplant, said: ”Blood saves and improves lives every day.
“We especially need O negative (O-) and B negative (B-) donors to come forward.
“We welcome new and existing donors and you can book an appointment or walk in to one of our sessions. You may have to wait when sessions are busy but we will do our best to ensure that everyone who wants to donate is seen as quickly as possible.
You can give blood in Widnes on Thursday, November 14, at The Foundry in Lugsdale Road, from 1.30pm-3.30pm and 5pm-7pm.
Hospitals in England and North Wales need around 7,000 units of blood every day to treat patients. 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.
Anyone aged between 17 - 65, weighing more than 50 kg (7 stone 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. To book an appointment call the donor line on 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk
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