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Issue:- 1 March  2012

Spring into  action for mums

BLOOD donors in Merseysideare being urged to  think about new mums, with Mother’s Day taking place on 18 March 2012.  NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is appealing for people to  give blood this month, with each donation potentially saving the lives of three adults or seven babies. One of the biggest uses for blood is to  help mothers and babies who suffer complications during childbirth.  It can also be used to  help premature babies, to  replace blood lost during surgery and to  treat patients with cancer and blood diseases like leukaemia.  Barbara Blanche, spokesperson for NHSBT, said:- "Everyone will be thinking about their mum this month.  We are asking them to  take it one step further and think about all the new mums, and babies, who need blood.  With Spring here we want existing donors and those who haven’t given before, to  spring into  action and give blood.  It really can save and transform the lives of mums and babies and many other patients."

Anyone wanting to  donate for the first time should be aged between 17 to  65, weighing at least 50 kg (7 sto ne 12lbs) and in general good health.  If you’ve donated before, you can start again up to  your 70th birthday and there is no upper age limit for donors who have donated in the last 2 years.

To  find out more about blood sessions in March or 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) Liverpool.
Monday/Thursday/Friday/Alternate Saturdays:- 8.20am until 3.30pm or Tuesday/Wednesday:- 12.20pm until 7.30pm

Thursday 01.03.2012
Ormskirk Civic Hall
Southport Road
2.00pm to 4.00pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Friday 02.03.2012
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Speke Road
10.30am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Monday 05.03.2012
Methodist Church Hall
Clipsley Lane
10.00am to 12.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.15pm

Tuesday 06.03.2012
Arncliffe Community Centre
Arncliffe Road
1.30pm to 3.30pm and 5.00pm to 7.00pm

Thursday 08.03.2012
Gibberd Room
Metropolitan Cathedral
Mount Pleasant
11.00am to 3.00pm

Friday 09.03.2012
Grosvenor Ballroom
Grosvenor Street
2.00pm to 4.00pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Monday 12.03.2012
Methodist Church Hall
Liverpool Road
2.00pm to 4.00pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Tuesday 13.03.2012
All Saints Social Centre
Off High Street
2.00pm to 4.00pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Wednesday 14.03.2012
Lauries Community Centre
142 Claughto n Road
2.00pm to 4.00pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Friday 16.03.2012
Westbourne Hall
Westbourne Road
2.00pm to 4.00pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Saturday 17.03.2012
Holy Trinity Parochial Centre
Hoghto n Street
10.00am to 12.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.15pm

Monday 19.03.2012
Royal British Legion
Lord Street
2.00pm to 4.00pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Tuesday 20.03.2012
Kirkby Suite
Cherryfield Drive
2.00pm to 4.00pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Wednesday 21.03.2012
The Foundry
65 Lugsdale Road
1.30pm to 3.30pm and 5.00pm to 7.00pm

Thursday 22.03.2012
St Mary’s Millennium Centre
Meadow Lane
2.00pm to 4.00pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Friday 23.03.2012
Our Lady’s Parish Hall
Hesketh Lane
2.00pm to 4.00pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Monday 26.03.2012
Wesley Methodist Church Hall
Corporation Street
2.00pm to 4.00pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Tuesday 27.03.2012
All Hallow’s Church Hall
1 Greenhill Road
2.00pm to 4.00pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Thursday 29.03.12
Thistle Hotel
Penny Lane
2.00pm to 4.00pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Friday 30.03.2012
Holy Trinity Parish Hall
Rosemary Lane
2.00pm to 4.00pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm

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