With the weather getting colder and the days getting shorter, many people will be spending more time at home this season following a summer of sport and Jubilee celebrations.
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is urging people to brave the cold and the dark to give blood this month. With an ever constant demand for blood stocks, donors in Mansfield are being reminded that it only takes an hour to save a life and new donors are being urged to come along too.
You can next give blood in Mansfield on:
Thursday 18th October, 11:15am – 12:45pm, 2-4pm and 4.45-7pm at Mansfield Civic Centre, Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield.
Holly Mason, Lead Donor Relations Manager for NHSBT, said: “We know that the drop in temperature, the end of summer and the beginning of a new school term has meant that many of our donors have had to change their routines.
“Now that people are back to their normal schedules, we would like to remind donors and those that are thinking of donating for the first time, about the constant demand for blood and inform them that now is a great time to prepare for the upcoming winter months.”
Anyone aged between 17 - 65, weighing more than 50 kg (7 stone 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. To book an appointment call the Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk