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People of Havering urged to help save a life by giving blood during special awareness week

PUBLISHED: 13:27 19 June 2017

A man donates his blood to save lives. Picture: Cathal McNaughton/PA Archive/PA Images

A man donates his blood to save lives. Picture: Cathal McNaughton/PA Archive/PA Images

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With thousands of patients needed blood transfusions a national drive is appealing for more donors to come forward during a special week.

The NHS Blood and Transplant service’s #I’mThere campaign urges people to come forward during National Blood week which runs from today until Sunday, June 25.

Around 200,000 new blood donors are needed each year to ensure that future patients’ needs are met when required.

The service’s director Mike Stredder said: “Every day, blood donors from Essex make a difference saving people whose lives depend on blood.

“Whether it is patients receiving treatment for cancer, blood disorders, after accidents, surgery or during childbirth.

“Thanks to the generosity of our loyal network of regular donors, we can ensure that hospitals have the blood needed to treat patients and, as recent weeks have sadly proven, make certain our stocks are strong enough to respond to major incidents and emergencies.”

To sign up as a new donor or book an appointment, visit blood.co.uk or call 03001232323.

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