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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Save a Life for Your New Year’s Resolution

That's the message from the NHS.

People from SW London and Surrey are being asked to consider saving a life or three for their New Year’s resolution by giving blood in 2013.

As the festive cheer leaves us and people ponder how to make the New Year better than the last, NHS Blood and Transplant is challenging people to spare an hour of their time to donate blood.

The New Year’s resolution message comes at a time when there a need to recruit new donors after a dramatic decline in the number of younger donors signing up in 2012.

NHSBT aims to recruit 100,000 new donors in 100 days to counteract this drop and protect future blood stocks.

With blood donation sessions available for people to book an appointment throughout 2013, it is important that people from London South West & Surrey help to maintain stocks as hospital demand for blood remains high at the start of the year.

For those keen to take up the challenge, they can do so at one of the following donor sessions:

Woking Football Club
Kingfield Stadium
Woking
Surrey
GU22 9AA
Wednesday 2 January 2013
14:00 – 16:30 & 17:30 – 20:00

Westborough URC
4B Southway
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 8DA
Thursday 3 January 2013
14:00 – 16:30 & 17:30 – 20:00

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.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:38 am  

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