Derbyshire blood donors answer the call

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a TOTAL of 2,496 donors came forward to give blood over a 100-day period in Derbyshire.

NHS Blood and Transplant launched a campaign following a slowdown in new donors coming forward.

Spokesman Jon Latham said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported the 100,000 new donors in 100 days campaign. It is fantastic that we exceeded the target and people signed up with such enthusiasm. Hopefully any new registrants who haven’t got around to donating will do so soon.

“This campaign has helped to tackle the drop in new young donors from the summer and we are now looking ahead. We rely on new blood donors to keep coming forward as we need more than 1,000 new registrations every day to replace those donors who can no longer donate.”

Visit www.blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 2323.