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Barnsley Bucks Blood Donation Trend

Monday October 15 2012

MORE local people than ever have come forward to be blood donors - bucking a national trend.

Attendance at a town centre session at Holy Rood parish hall was up by 18 per cent and at Priory Campus, Lundwood, by 11 per cent on last year.

The NHS Blood and Transplant health authority said these donations were vital to keep people alive.

Barnsley Hospital uses about 6,500 units each year which is 125 each week.

"It's great to see that more residents of Barnsley are becoming blood donors," said Holly Mason, donor relations manager.

"We just need to ensure that this trend continues so we can continue to supply the local hospital with the blood they require to save lives."

Anyone aged between 17- 65, weighing more than 50kg and in general good health can become a blood donor.

For more information visit www.blood.co.uk

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Reply Posted by Jeffers on Monday October 15 2012 at 17:07
Well they wouldn't have mine,and stopped me going years ago,and never contacted me since.im an AB. Group.

Reply Posted by C on Monday October 15 2012 at 19:52
I'm booked in to give blood on the 22nd :)

Reply Posted by barnsley lass on Tuesday October 16 2012 at 12:30
more info should be out there, i thought the maximum age to give blood was a lot lower seems not

Reply Posted by Delly on Tuesday October 16 2012 at 18:39
The blood service has recently saved my life, had an op in sept that went wrong, ended up having 14 units of blood and 8 units of plasma, I'm encouraging all my family and friends to take up donating blood! Thanks to all the donners out there!