Call for more blood donors to sign up in Suffolk as part of #ImThere campaign

NHS Blood and Transport urge people in Suffolk to give blood as part of National Blood Week Photo:

NHS Blood and Transport urge people in Suffolk to give blood as part of National Blood Week Photo: Archant Library - Credit: Archant � 2012

NHS Blood and Transport is urging people in Suffolk to start saving lives by registering as new blood donors during National Blood Week.

The week begins today, alongside the #ImThere campaign, to ensure that the 200,000 new blood donors needed each year sign up and help future patients.

With half of all donors in England over 45, there is a particular need for young people to sign up.

There is also a need for more black donors to help save the lives of patients with sickle cell disease across England.

Mike Stredder, director of blood donation, said: 'Don't worry if you've never given blood before. What's important is that you register as a donor and book your first appointment to donate.


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'By saying 'I'm there', you can save the life of someone else, while going about yours.'

To sign up as a new donor or book an appointment, visit:www.blood.co.uk or call 03001232323.

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