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Event: Donate Blood

Thursday 23 June 2022
12:50pm - 7pm

The Ashcroft, Whitworth
(Whitworth Civic Hall)
Market Street
OL12 8DP


Giving blood and platelets is essential to the NHS and vulnerable patients. Please donate.

If you have an appointment, please bring along a refillable water bottle. We are trying to reduce our carbon footprint by reducing the amount of plastic cups we use on a daily basis. We thank you for helping us to save the environment as well as saving lives.

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.

To book an appointment please ring the contact number below or book online. Appointments must be made.

0300 123 23 23