Blood Donation Sessions for North Yorkshire in March
11:38am 22nd February 2013
As Mother’s Day approaches, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is asking people from the local area to think about new mothers and babies when they make a date to give blood.
Donated blood is vital for a wide variety of life-saving procedures in hospitals. In addition to accident and emergency situations, blood is often essential to new mothers during or after pregnancy. Premature babies may often need a blood transfusion as well, to replace the blood that is taken for essential testing as premature babies do not make many new blood cells in the first few weeks after birth.
NHS Blood and Transplant’s Lead Donor Relations Manager for Yorkshire and the North, Donna Batty, said:
“During this month we would like people to think about not only their own mother, but also the mothers and families they can help with their blood donation. As one donation can help three adults or seven babies, donors really can make a difference and help to save a life. We have made it through the winter months due to the dedication of our existing blood donors, but the need for blood doesn’t stop and we still need donors to come forward throughout the year.”
Anyone aged between 17-65, weighing more than 50 kg (7st 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 two years.
For more information, to book an appointment or to find a local blood donor session please call 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk
Upcoming local sessions include:
|Session Date||Town||Session Venue||Address||Postcode||Teamid||Session Times|
|04/03/2013||Norton||Ryedale Bowls Club||Bowling Lane||Norton,||North Yorkshire||YO17 8EG||CL6||1400 - 1600 and 1700 - 1900|
|05/03/2013||York||Best Western Monk Bar Hotel||Monk Bar||York||YO31 7JA||CL6||1400 - 1600 and 1700 - 1900|
|08/03/2013||Wigginton||Recreation Centre||The Village,||Wigginton||YO32 2PL||CL6||1400 - 1600 and 1700 - 1900|
|11/03/2013||Malton||Malton Community Sports Centre||Broughton Road||Malton||North Yorkshire||YO17 7BP||CL6||1400 - 1600 and 1700 - 1900|
|12/03/2013||Scarborough||Westborough Methodist Church||Westborough||Scarborough||North Yorkshire||YO11 1TS||CL6||1400 - 1600 and 1700 - 1900|
|15/03/2013||Scalby||Scalby Parish Hall||Scalby Road||Scalby||Scarborough||North Yorkshire||YO13 0RA||CL6||1400 - 1600 and 1700 - 1900|
|18/03/2013||Norton||Malton Community Sports Centre||Broughton Road||Malton||North Yorkshire||YO17 7BP||CL6||1400 - 1600 and 1700 - 1900|
|20/03/2013||York||Best Western Monk Bar Hotel||Monk Bar||York||YO31 7JA||CL6||1400 - 1600 and 1700 - 1900|
|21/03/2013||Pickering||Memorial Hall||Potter Hill||Pickering||North Yorkshire||YO18 8AA||CL6||1400 - 1600 and 1700 - 1900|
|25/03/2013||York Priory Street||Priory Street Centre||15 Priory Street||York||YO1 6ET||CL6||1000 - 1230 and 1330 - 1545|
|26/03/2013||Scarborough||Westborough Methodist Church||Westborough||Scarborough||North Yorkshire||YO11 1TS||CL6||1400 - 1600 and 1700 - 1900|
|27/03/2013||Eastfield||St. George Presbytery||Link Walk||Eastfield||Scarborough||North Yorkshire||YO11 3LR||CL6||1400 - 1600 and 1700 - 1900|
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