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Give Blood and save a life - this Friday in Chorleywood

posted 3 Apr 2013, 02:55 by Unknown user
The NHS Blood Donation service has asked us to highlight the upcoming blood donation session this week in Chorleywood at St Clement Danes School. There are a number of appointments still available.
DATE: Friday 5th April 2013.
TIMES: 12.45pm-3.30pm & 5pm-7.45pm

St Clement Danes School
Barbirolli Hall
Chenies Road
WD3 6EW 
  • To find out more call the Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23 or visit
  • NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is a joint England and Wales Special Health Authority. Its remit includes the provision of a reliable, efficient supply of blood and associated services to the NHS in England and North Wales. It is also the organ donor organisation for the UK and is responsible for matching and allocating donated organs
  • NHSBT collects approximately two million units of blood each year from 1.4 million blood donors
  • The NHS needs 7,000 voluntary donations of blood daily
  • Around 4% of the eligible population are active blood donors
  • A unit of blood is measured as 470mls (or just under a pint)
  • There are four main blood groups – O, A, B and AB.  Group O is the most common and therefore the most in demand.  Over 95% of the blood collected is processed into its main components – red cells, platelets and plasma.  A regular supply of blood is vital – red cells last only 35 days and platelets only seven days
  • Female whole blood donors can give blood every 16 weeks, while male blood donors must wait 12 weeks between donations
  • Appointments can also be booked using the newly launched application for Android and Apple Smartphone and tablet devices which enables donors to search for their nearest blood donation sessions.