…and make a date to donate
The festive season is always a difficult time of year to maintain blood stocks, which usually dip from mid-December to early January. With the usual winter ailments doing the rounds, making it impossible for some donors to donate, we’re also competing for precious time with Christmas shopping and get-togethers with family and friends.
If you are well and able, and haven’t already done so, please book your winter appointment today. We guarantee it will be the most appreciated gift you give this year! All blood groups are important, but we’re appealing particularly to O-negative, B-negative and A-negative donors to make an appointment as well as those with rare blood types.
Please also bear in mind the importance of keeping appointments if you can; nine out of ten donors do, but if you are unable to make, it please give us at least three days’ notice to allow us time to offer it to somebody else.
Visit blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23 to book your appointment. You can also use our mobile app - search ‘NHSGiveBlood’ in the app store.