Appeal for more blood donors across Hertfordshire
- Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto
People are being urged to sign up to become blood donors and help save lives.
In 2017, 2,627 people in Hertfordshire registered to give blood for the first time, and now NHS Blood and Transplant is encouraging even more people to become donors this year.
NHS Blood and Transplant needs about 200,000 new donors every year to maintain the supply for life-saving blood donations.
Donors are needed from all blood groups and communities, but there is a particular need for more people from black and Asian communities to donate to help provide the right mix of blood.
Mike Stredder, director of blood donation at NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “By donating blood you will save or improve the lives of up to three people. Do something amazing in 2018. Give blood.”
You may also want to watch:
Visit www.blood.co.uk or download the app by searching ‘NHSGiveBlood’ in the app store. You can also call the Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23.
- 1 Stevenage's annual fireworks display returns on Bonfire Night - November 5
- 2 Closure order granted after drug-related crime and anti-social behaviour
- 3 Multiple cars involved in A1(M) collision
- 4 Victim kicked repeatedly in Hitchin early hours attack
- 5 5 of the best pumpkin picking locations in Hertfordshire
- 6 Box Wood: 42 acres of ancient woodland sold at auction
- 7 Surprise signing Adam Smith happy to get back into training and playing with Stevenage
- 8 Man sentenced for string of sexual offences in Stevenage
- 9 Resident with disabilities 'embarrassed' after council disposes of wheelchair
- 10 Oh baby! Family's disbelief after welcoming 'enormous' newborn