New blood donors sought in Sheffield for 2015

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Health bosses are asking Sheffield residents to consider giving blood as their New Year’s resolution for 2015.

NHS Blood and Transplant is asking people in Sheffield to consider spending an hour of their time to donate blood in the New Year.

With each blood donation potentially saving or improving up to three lives, they say the good deed can help more people than your average resolution.

Holly Mason, Lead Donor Relations Manager at NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “The beginning of the year is a great time to make changes to your lifestyle. And it is the perfect time to give blood. If knowing that your blood is helping to save sick and injured people isn’t satisfaction enough, we can also guarantee donors a warm welcome, a refreshing drink and a biscuit when they donate. This year, make a resolution you will want to keep and help us save lives at the same time.”

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.

To book an appointment in Sheffield to donate blood visit www.blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 2323 to find your nearest session.

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