Nottingham Blood Donor Centre in need of donations


July 8th, 2021

Your local Blood Donor Centre currently needs your support.

Nottingham Donor Centre on North Church Street are having some difficulties in maximising capacity, and are looking for blood donors.

During the summer months, donor attendance has been known to drop significantly.  This year, this has become even more apparent as Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease.

The NHS is restarting routine surgeries and procedures, meaning that as demand increases, we need to ensure supply does not drop below acceptable levels.

To put things into perspective, we need:

  • Nearly 400 new donors a day to meet demand
  • Around 135,000 new donors a year to replace those who can no longer donate
  • 40,000 more black donors to meet growing demand for better-matched blood
  •  30,000 new donors with priority blood types such as O negative every year
  • More young people to start giving blood so we can make sure we have enough blood in the future

It takes around 7-10 minutes to donate a unit of blood, with the whole appointment likely to be within an hour. In donating blood you can help to save and improve the lives of up to 3 adults or 6 children.

To book an appointment, please visit www.blood.co.uk

Details of Nottingham Blood Donor Centre are below:

Nottingham Blood Donor Centre
Trinity Square, North Church St, NG1 4BR
Mon & Fri: 09:05-12:25 // 13:35-16:55
Tues-Thurs: 11:45-15:05 // 16:15-19:30
Sun: 08:50-12:15 // 13:15-16:45
CLOSED on Saturdays

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