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Urgent appeal for blood donations

11 January 2022

With fewer people donating blood last year, the Twickenham blood donor centre is experiencing a shortfall. They are asking people to start this year by doing something amazing and giving blood.

One blood donation can save up to three lives, and it only takes around one hour of your time. There are currently 136 weekly blood donating slots available at the Twickenham centre that need filling. The NHS needs nearly 400 new donors a day to meet demand and is particularly looking for people who are male (men can donate more often than women), Black (Ro blood is needed and is a common type for Black donors), or who are O negative (hospitals need this blood type most regularly). Most people can give blood as long as you are fit and healthy.

For more information visit www.blood.co.uk. You can register and book your appointment online, alternatively you can download the ‘Give Blood’ app or book via the Call Centre on 0300 123 23 23. The Twickenham centre is located in Regal House, 70 London Road, TQ1 3QS, a one minute walk from Twickenham station.

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