Appeal for more blood donors across Hertfordshire

PUBLISHED: 08:31 02 February 2018

Could you give blood and help save lives? Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Could you give blood and help save lives? Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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People are being urged to sign up to become blood donors and help save lives.

In 2017, 2,627 people in Hertfordshire registered to give blood for the first time, and now NHS Blood and Transplant is encouraging even more people to become donors this year.  Picture: NHS Blood and TransplantIn 2017, 2,627 people in Hertfordshire registered to give blood for the first time, and now NHS Blood and Transplant is encouraging even more people to become donors this year. Picture: NHS Blood and Transplant

In 2017, 2,627 people in Hertfordshire registered to give blood for the first time, and now NHS Blood and Transplant is encouraging even more people to become donors this year.

NHS Blood and Transplant needs about 200,000 new donors every year to maintain the supply for life-saving blood donations.

Donors are needed from all blood groups and communities, but there is a particular need for more people from black and Asian communities to donate to help provide the right mix of blood.

Mike Stredder, director of blood donation at NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “By donating blood you will save or improve the lives of up to three people. Do something amazing in 2018. Give blood.”

Visit www.blood.co.uk or download the app by searching ‘NHSGiveBlood’ in the app store. You can also call the Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23.

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