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Bloody good: Romford police donate blood

PUBLISHED: 18:31 26 January 2011

20 officers based in Romford donate blood at a blood donor session at Romford Greyhound Stadium 


PC Lorna Gaff donating blood

20 officers based in Romford donate blood at a blood donor session at Romford Greyhound Stadium PC Lorna Gaff donating blood

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BLOOD donors attending a session in Romford on Tuesday could have been forgiven for thinking there was a major incident nearby when twenty officers from the Met’s Territorial Support Group turned up en masse.

The group of police officers, based in Romford, rolled up their sleeves to donate at Romford Greyhound Stadium, in London Road.

For some of them it was their first time.

Pc Stacey Teather, who has been a blood donor for more than ten years, said: “My colleagues and I attend serious accidents and incidents and see first hand where there is a need for blood. We all see this as a way of giving something worthwhile back to the community.”

The Group helps police during critical incidents, terrorism or at times of public disorder.

They also support boroughs on a local level, helping with priority crimes such as burglary or robbery.

Derek Carr, lead donor relations manager at NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “It’s great to have their support and hope they will continue to help save lives by becoming regular donors.”

First time donors should be aged between 17-65, weighing at least 50 kg (7stone 12lbs) and in general good health.

To book an appointment, call: 0300 123 23 23 or visit: www.blood.co.uk


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