Can You Help Others by Giving Blood?

Where to find local sessions in the weeks ahead

Team Give Blood

The National Blood Service

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This summer a team of celebrities, led by Gary Lineker is encouraging people across the country to boost blood stocks by 30%.

The Blood Service says it has recruited the famous faces because this year, it needs need donors more than ever because of the extra visitors coming to the UK.

These international visitors have a different native blood mix to our own, which means there is the heightened need for specific blood groups.

You can help the boost the stocks if you are generally in good health, aged between 17 and 65 and weight at least 7st 12lbs.

There are regular sessions in our local area, and donors can simply book appointments online.

The next local sessions are at:

Fulham Sir Oswald Stoll Mansions - Friday August 24, 2pm - 4.30pm and 5.30pm - 8pm

White City Community Centre - Friday August 31, 1pm - 3pm and 4.30pm - 7pm

Hammersmith Town Hall - Friday Sep 21, 12.45pm to 3pm and 4.30pm - 7.15pm

If you would like to give blood, you can call the National Blood Service on 0300 123 23 23 or visit the website.

The service offers this information about online bookings:

Please note that appointments booked from this website have to be processed manually upon receipt by our Contact Centre.

Appointments made this way are processed Monday to Friday between 9am - 5pm only.

If your appointment is very soon, please ensure there is enough time for us to make the appointment for you.

Please note we are unable to make same day appointments. We will respond to you by email.

August 16, 2012

August 16, 2012