Give blood in new year

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NHS Blood and Transplant is warning that stocks could drop next year because of sporting events and bank holidays. NHSBT statistics show that 93 per cent of donors give blood during the working week and that when there are big sporting events or a string of bank holidays national donation levels drop.

Bank holidays around Easter and the Royal Wedding Week in 2011 resulted in 3,500 fewer donations.

Call 0300 1232323 or visit the www.blood.co.uk website for more information and to find out about your nearest blood donation session.