Sheffield urged to help save lives in 2015

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People in Sheffield are being urged to make a difference with their New Year’s resolution by giving blood.

The NHS’ blood and transplant service is asking people to consider helping save lives in 2015.

Holly Mason, Lead Donor Relations Manager, 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.”

The service is looking for blood of all types, including the common O Rhesus Negative, which is always in high demand, and rarer blood groups including A Rhesus Negative, B Rhesus Negative and AB Rhesus Negative.

Donation sessions will be held at South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue’s training centre in Beaver Hill Road on January 2 from 12.15pm to 3pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm and at Wickersley School in Bawtry Road on the same day from 1.45pm to 4pm and 5pm to 7.45pm.