Call on Wharfedale donors to roll up their sleeves

Call on Wharfedale donors to roll up their sleeves

Call on Wharfedale donors to roll up their sleeves

First published in News

With thousands of cancer patients receiving blood transfusions every year, NHS Blood and Transplant is challenging people in Wharfedale to make a date to donate to mark this year’s World Cancer Day on February 4.

Many people who develop cancer have a need for red blood cell or platelet transfusions during their treatment.

A blood transfusion can give a patient more energy and improve the quality of their life.

Donna Batty, NHS Blood and Transplant’s lead donor relations manager for Yorkshire and the North, said: “With around 7,000 units of blood needed every day, I would encourage both new and returning donors to make a date to roll up their sleeve and donate.”

For more information, call 0300 123 2323 or visit blood.co.uk.

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