NHS plea for more blood donors

NHS Blood and Transplant in Lincolnshire have asked for more people to give blood.

This comes after news of a 15% drop in blood donors due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Sessions will take place at Lincoln County Hospital on April 10 and April 13, with appointments available online.

In a statement, the faculty said: “It is vitally important that people continue to give blood and help provide hospitals with life saving donations.

“Blood donation sessions are going ahead as planned and travelling to a session is considered as essential travel.

“We need people to keep donating as normal. We have extra safety measures in place and travel to donate blood is essential for the NHS.”

A pint of blood can help to save and improve the lives of up to three adults or six children.

Figures released by the NHS suggest that nearly 400 new donors a day are required in order to meet demand.

For more information on how to book an appointment, visit www.blood.co.uk.

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