Give Someone Another Summer – Don’t Forget to Donate Blood in Leicester
NHS Blood and Transplant is reminding donors in Leicester to give blood throughout the summer to help those who need it most.
Regular donations are vital because stocks are more vulnerable at this time of year. People get distracted by holidays, sporting events and the warmer weather, and stocks can fall.
Only around 43% of appointments at Leicester Donor Centre, Mansion House, Ground Floor, 41 Guildhall Lane, Leicester, LE1 5FQ are currently full over the next six weeks.
NHS Blood and Transplant is now asking people to make an appointment to give blood in Leicester over the next few weeks. Each donation can save the lives of up three people.
Donations are needed through the year because NHS Blood and Transplant cannot stockpile blood. It can only be stored for 35 days. Hospitals in Leicester rely on blood being available 365 days a year.
The blood you donate is used to treat critically ill patients, whether they have had cancer, a blood disorder, been in an accident, or if they lost blood in surgery or childbirth.