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Blood donors urged to help boost summer stocks
8:33am Tuesday 1st May 2012 in Health & Wellbeing
AN URGENT plea has gone out to blood donors to help boost stocks this summer as the country gears up for the Olympics and other high-profile events.
Donations traditionally drop during major public events and celebrations as even the most regular donors miss appointments.
Now the 148,500 active donors in the Yorkshire and the Humber region are being asked to make an appointment between now and the start of the Olympics on July 27.
A spokesman said: “This year we have a unique situation and need donors from Yorkshire and the Humber, and across the country, to help counterbalance the inevitable dip in donations as people celebrate a memorable summer for the whole country. We need to adjust the mix of stocks so we are well prepared as a responsible host for these exciting events.”
To find out how to donate, or if you are eligible to do so, go to blood.co.uk or phone 0300 123 23 23 to make an appointment.