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Appeal for blood donors in Sussex
8:30pm Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
People across Sussex are being urged to stop and think about helping to save a person’s life.
As the days get longer and the weather begins to improve, thousands of people are now beginning to make more plans to get out and about.
NHS Blood and Transplant is asking people to think about becoming a blood donor and help boost much-needed supplies in the county.
Blood donations are a vital part of treatment for many conditions, including cancer and long-term illnesses, people involved in accidents and in maternity care.
Sessions coming up in the county include one at the Jurys Inn, near Brighton station, on Easter Monday from 9.30am to 1.30pm, and at Brighton racecourse on April 12 from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 4.30pm.
John Canning, NHS Blood and Transplant donor relations manager for the south east, said: “More daylight makes us all feel better and like we have more time and we’re asking people to think about giving blood as they start to make more plans. Being willing to spare some free time, a couple of times a year, means you can help us to save lives.”
Anyone aged 17-65, weighing more than 7st 12lb who is in general good health is eligible to give blood.
For more information visit www.blood.co.uk or call 0300 1232323.
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