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Donate Blood

04 January 2018

Thursday 04 January 2018
12.50pm - 3.15pm & 4.35pm - 7.30pm

Ratcliffe Bar & Function Suite
Sandy Lane
Rochdale
OL11 5DR

Details:

Hospitals across England and North Wales need more than 6,000 blood donations every day to treat patients. While many people think that blood is used mainly for accidents and emergencies, donated blood is vital for a wide variety of life-saving procedures. A blood transfusion can help to save the life of a new mother or it could be used to treat blood disorders, such as sickle cell anaemia and Thalassaemia.

Every blood donation is vital, but NHS Blood and Transplant particularly needs to ensure supplies of the universal blood group O Rh Negative which is often in short supply as demand is so great. We also need to ensure supplies of the rarer blood groups A Rh Negative, B Rh Negative and AB Rh Negative as these are also vulnerable to shortfall.

In general, as long as you are fit and healthy, weigh over 7 stone 12 lbs (50kg) and are aged between 17 and 66 (up to 70 if you have given blood before) you should be able to give blood. If you are over 70, you need to have given blood in the last two years to continue donating.

****There are no appointments left for this date, however there are limited walk in slots available

To book an appointment to donate please use the contact number below.


0300 123 23 23

http://www.blood.co.uk

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