Appeal for more blood donors

By Phil Turner | 06/02/2011 0 comments

Appeal for more blood donors

BLOOD donors in Rotherham are being urged to help keep blood stocks healthy as the service gets back on track after being disrupted by the bad weather.

Many sessions were cancelled when we were hit by the snow and ice over Christmas and into the New Year, which meant there was a dip in blood collections.

The generosity of donors over the festive period meant that there was enough blood to meet hospital demands, but NHS Blood and Transplant is asking donors to help save and improve the lives of those in desperate need of blood.

Holly Mason, spokeswoman for NHS Blood and Transplant, said; "Blood stocks were affected over December and January and we want to get levels back to normal as quickly as possible. We thank all donors for their continuing generosity and appeal to those who have ever thought about becoming a donor - there's no better time than now."

Upcoming blood donor sessions in Rotherham are:

Clifton Methodist Church, Middle Lane, Rotherham, Friday February 11 12.15pm—3pm and 4.30pm—7.30pm.

The Hub, 103 Canklow Road, Rotherham,Thursday February 17 12.30pm—2.30pm and 4pm—7pm.


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