MANY people take it for granted that blood is something we expect to be available for us when we need it, yet only four percent of people actually give blood.
There are hundreds of thousands of people, some of who you probably know, who would not be alive today if it was not for the generosity of blood donors. Most of us can give blood, but all donors have to meet the eligibility criteria before their blood is accepted to ensure there is no risk of harm, to you or the patients who receive it. There are four Blood Giving Sessions taking place locally in the next couple of months.
Great Wood Hall in Hollington Road, Upper Tean, is hosting a session on Monday February 3. Appointments can be made by calling 0300 123 23 23 or walk in sessions will be open from 1pm to 3.30pm and from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
Moorside High School in Cellarhead Road, Werrington, will be hosting two sessions on Monday, February 17, and Tuesday, February 18. Appointments can be made by calling 0300 123 23 or walk in sessions will be open from 2pm to 4pm and from 5pm to 7.30pm.
Meir Park Community Hall Lysander Road, Meir Park, is hosting a session on Thursday, February 20. Appointments can be made by calling 0300 123 23 or walk in sessions will be open from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.