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02 Feb 2011: Help boost blood stocks this February

Sine FM 102.6 and NHS Blood and Transplant are working in partnership to encourage more residents of Doncaster to become Blood donors. Local residents are being asked to help keep blood stocks healthy as we get back on track following the recent bad weather.

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Many sessions were cancelled when we were hit by the snow and ice over Christmas and into the New Year, which meant there was a dip in blood collections.

Thankfully, the generosity of donors over the festive period meant that there was enough blood to meet hospital demands, but NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and Sine FM is urging donors to help save and improve the lives of those in desperate need of blood.

Holly Mason from NHS Blood and Transplant said; “Blood stocks were affected over December and January and we want to get levels back to normal as quickly as possible. We thank all donors for their continuing generosity and appeal to those who have ever thought about becoming a donor – there’s no better time than now.”

More blood donors are needed in Doncaster and you can donate next Tuesday 8th February at Carr House Centre, Danum Road in Doncaster town centre.

If you would like to become a blood donor in Doncaster and are aged between 17 and 65, generally in good health and weigh more than 7st 12lbs, call 0300 123 23 23 now to register or visit www.blood.co.uk to register and make your appointment now.

Holly Mason will be live on The Home Run show this Wednesday to talk about donating blood. If you have any questions get in touch with the studio by sending an e-mail to homerun@sinefm.com or Text SINE followed by your message to 82070.

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