Save lives and give blood

SAVE lives and give blood is the message as a busy summer of sport comes to a close.

NHS Blood and Transplant is reminding blood donors and those thinking about giving blood for the first time to donate to continue to keep stocks healthy.

Barbara Blanche, lead donor relations manager for NHSBT, said: “We are so grateful to all the donors who helped us over a very busy summer.

“Now we need people to keep giving, or come and donate for the first time, so that we can ensure that stocks remain at a health levels.

“With every donation potentially saving three lives, you really can make an amazing contribution by giving blood.”

A blood donor session will be held at The Foundry, Lugsdale Road, Widnes, on Thursday, September 20, from 10.30am-12.30pm and 2.30pm-4.30pm.

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11:27am Fri 7 Sep 12

Runcorngeek says...

When the Law changes and acceptes blood from a Homosexual i would happily donate blood as i do have a rare blood type but cant give it to anyone !
When the Law changes and acceptes blood from a Homosexual i would happily donate blood as i do have a rare blood type but cant give it to anyone ! Runcorngeek
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6:02pm Thu 13 Sep 12

Danny Haszard says...

Thanks for posting this news,someone needs blood every 2 seconds,give the gift of life!
I was a non-donating Jehovah's Witness for 33 years and now a regular Red Cross blood donor with my 'blood buddy' girlfriend.
Jehovah's Witnesses blood transfusion confusion
Jehovah's Witnesses take blood products now in 2012.

They take all fractions of blood.This includes hemoglobin, albumin, clotting factors, cryosupernatant and cryo-poor too, and many, many, others.
If one adds up all the blood fractions the JWs takes, it equals a whole unit of blood. Any, many of these fractions are made from thousands upon thousands of units of donated blood.
Jehovah's Witnesses now accept every fraction of blood except the membrane of the red blood cell.
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Danny Haszard
Thanks for posting this news,someone needs blood every 2 seconds,give the gift of life! I was a non-donating Jehovah's Witness for 33 years and now a regular Red Cross blood donor with my 'blood buddy' girlfriend. Jehovah's Witnesses blood transfusion confusion Jehovah's Witnesses take blood products now in 2012. They take all fractions of blood.This includes hemoglobin, albumin, clotting factors, cryosupernatant and cryo-poor too, and many, many, others. If one adds up all the blood fractions the JWs takes, it equals a whole unit of blood. Any, many of these fractions are made from thousands upon thousands of units of donated blood. Jehovah's Witnesses now accept every fraction of blood except the membrane of the red blood cell. -- Danny Haszard Danny Haszard
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