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Issue:- 26 May 2011

Save a life this summer

WITH the arrival of summer and the warmer weather it brings, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is reminding blood donors in Southport to remember the constant need for blood all year round, whatever the weather.

Tuesday 14 June 2011 marks the internationally celebrated World Blood Donor Day, the birthday of Dr Karl Landsteiner who discovered the ABO blood group in 1901. New and existing donors who are eligible to donate are encouraged to celebrate this event by making an appointment at their local session during the summer period.

Donated blood is used not only in accident and emergency situations but also for patients undergoing surgery and receiving treatment for cancer and blood diseases, such as leukaemia. Currently 7,000 units of blood are needed everyday to help save the lives of sick and injured patients across England and North Wales yet only 4% of the eligible population give blood.

The NHSBT, said:- “Blood has a limited shelf life of 35 days for red blood cells and just 5 days for platelets. Because of this, it is important that both existing and new blood donors come forward and donate regularly so we can ensure that vital supplies of blood are available for the patients that need them.”

Blood donors can donate 3 times a year and the process of giving blood takes around an hour; with the actual donation taking about 10 minutes. Booking an appointment in advance minimises waiting times and allows you to select a location and time to donate that suits you.  Anyone aged between 17 to 65, weighing more than 50 kg (7 stone 12lbs) and in general good health could potentially start saving lives by becoming a blood donor. There is no upper age limit for donors who have donated in the last 2 years.  To book an appointment call the Donor Line on:- 0300 123 23 23 or visit:-


Liverpool Donor Centre
Unit 6, 2 Moorfields
(Entrance on Dale Street)

Monday/Thursday/Friday/Alternate Saturdays: 8.20am until 3.30pm
Tuesday/Wednesday: 12.20pm until 7.30pm

Wednesday 1.6.11
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Speke Road
10.00am-12.00pm & 2.00pm-4.15pm

Thursday 2.6.11
Fleetwood Social Club
Fylde Road
2.00pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm

Friday 3.6.11
St Stephen’s Church Hall
11 Prenton Lane
2.00pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm

Monday 6.6.11
Wesley Methodist Church Hall
Corporation Street
2.00pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm

Tuesday 7.6.11
Village Hall
2 The Green
2.00pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm

Wednesday 8.6.11
Territorial Army Centre
Aigburth Road
2.00pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm

Thursday 9.6.11
Methodist Church Hall
Atherton Street
2.00pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm

Friday 10.6.11
The Establishment
Halton Business Forum
Victoria Square
10.00am-12.00pm & 2.00pm-4.15pm

Monday 13.6.11
Thistle Hotel
Penny Lane
2.00pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm

Tuesday 14.6.11
Village Hall
Dane Court
2.00pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm

Thursday 16.6.11
All Saint’s Social Centre
Off High Street
2.00pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm

Friday 17.6.11
Ecumenical Centre
2.00pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm

Saturday 18.6.11
Holy Trinity Parish Hall
Rosemary Lane
10.00am-12.00pm & 2.00pm-4.15pm

Monday 20.6.11
Methodist Church Hall
Pickerill Road
2.00pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm

Tuesday 21.6.11
Huyton Suite
Poplar Bank
2.00pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm

Wednesday 22.6.11
Heswall Hall
111 Telegraph Road
2.00pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm

Thursday 23.6.11
St. Mary’s Millennium Centre
Meadow Lane
2.00pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm

Friday 24.6.11
Our Lady’s Parish Hall
Hesketh Lane
2.00pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm

Monday 27.6.11
Mobile Donating Unit
14 Estuary Banks
9.00am-12.00pm & 1.30pm-3.00pm

Tuesday 28.6.11
All Hallow’s Church Hall
1 Greenhill Road
2.00pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm

Wednesday 29.6.11
St George’s Social Centre
Station Road
2.00pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm

Thursday 30.6.11
Civic Hall
Southport Road
2.00pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm

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