South Yorkshire blood donors urged to give gift of life

South Yorkshire blood donors are being urged to sign up to a donation session to help make sure hospitals have the blood they need to treat patients this winter.

Thursday, 26th November 2015, 6:00 am

Bad weather, ill health and busy schedules in the run up to Christmas result in a drop in donations most years.

But hospitals across the UK will need around 6,000 units of blood a day for patients.

Amanda Eccles, Senior Marketing Coordinator at NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “This is the time of year when we need our amazing donors in South Yorkshire more than ever.

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“If you can make and keep an appointment this December you will be doing an incredibly important thing – helping us to save and improve lives at a time when patients need every donor.

Anyone interwsted should call 0300 123 23 23 or visit to book an appointment.