NHS Blood and Transplant is asking new and existing donors in Southwell to give blood and be part of the Greatest Team in the World to help maintain healthy blood stocks for patients throughout the busy summer months.
You can give blood locally at: Southwell Leisure Centre on Nottingham Road on Thursday 24th July, 12.30 – 3pm and 4.30 – 7.30pm.
Every blood donation saves or improves the lives of up to three people, and if each member of the England World Cup squad gave blood, they would save or improve the lives of up to 69 people. 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.
For more information or to book an appointment visit www.blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23. Donors may also turn up on the day to donate.