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Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales



7 Nov 2012

Hollyoaks stars launch appeal for new blood donors
Hollyoaks stars and designer Wayne Hemingway MBE are supporting NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) in their appeal to recruit vital new blood donors.

7 Dec 2011

NHSBT makes special appeal to O- and B- blood donors
An appeal is going out to O Rh negative (O-) and B Rh negative (B-) blood donors to come forward now to give blood in the run up to Christmas.

18 Oct 2011

Thanks to everyone who took the time to donate during the Daniel De-Gale Blood Donation Week.
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) would like to thank everyone who took the time to donate during the Daniel De-Gale Blood Donation Week. Hundreds of donors turned out across the country to support the event, held in memory of the ACLT (African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust) charity spearhead Daniel De-Gale who survived leukaemia, but unfortunately passed away aged 21 in 2008 due to other complications with his health.

3 Oct 2011

Manchester residents asked to help save lives during Daniel De Gale donation week
Leading leukaemia charity, the ACLT in association with the National Blood Service, part of NHS Blood and Transplant, are calling for all African, Caribbean, Asian and mixed race individuals across the country to come forward to commemorate the legacy of an inspirational individual, Daniel De-Gale, by attending a blood donation session to give blood. Daniel De-Gale Blood Donation Week takes place between 3 – 8 October 2011, at the start of Black History Month. Both organisations are urging peo

1 Dec 2010

Winter weather threatens blood donation
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging donors to make a special effort to keep their appointments as the early arrival of snow and freezing conditions has led to the cancellation of dozens of blood donor sessions across England and North Wales. Today alone, (Wednesday 1st December) a total of 25 sessions have been called off and up to 2000 fewer donations made.

14 Jan 2010

NHSBT bad weather reminder to blood donors
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is reminding blood donors to make every effort to attend upcoming sessions, where it is feasible to do so. The last fortnight of bad weather has lead to the cancellation of some sessions across the country.

10 Dec 2009

Local Scouts give special gifts this Christmas.
Scouting in the UK offers adventure, fun and challenge to half a million young people every week. But for 10 members of Ayers Explorer Scout Unit from Carlisle, their latest challenge was a very different one. Regular blood donor and Scout Leader Eddie Ward challenged the older members to join him in giving blood and all of them agreed.

10 Nov 2009

Hadfield resident John Pasiecznik has donated his 75th pint of blood - and at the 'tender' age of just 49. John decided to start donating at the age of 19 when his father suffered an aortic aneurysm and immediately needed 40 pints of blood during an emergency operation.

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