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The Donor Winter 2011
 

Welcome to the Winter edition of The Donor, read on below to find out what's in this issue.

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Happy to be donating again

When a family member needed blood, gold medallist ice skater Jayne Torvill decided it was time to become a regular blood donor again

"I was amazed to find out that such a small number of people give blood; it really was quite a surprise"

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Am I rhesus positive or rhesus negative?

Actually you are neither - rhesus is the wrong name for this particular blood group

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Safer blood for Uganda

How two of our employees are making a difference to blood services in Uganda "in Uganda stocks of donated blood often run dangerously low"

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Back behind the wheel

Classic car enthusiast Richard Huelin was determined to drive again after a near fatal accident two years ago

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Let's hear it for donors!

World Blood Donor Day gave us just the opportunity we needed to say thank you to all our donors. But why take only a day when you can make a whole week National Blood Week

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Counting down to London 2012

As the country limbers up for the 2012 Olympics, we have been busy planning how to keep blood supplies running smoothly during the Games

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  Doctor in a hospital  

'The change in transfusion has been incredible'

Keeping on top of the supply of blood products for three major hospitals is all in a day's work for transfusion laboratory manager, Julie Staves

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  Supporters of transplant week  

Transplant week is a hit!

Our 'What are you waiting for?' campaign during National Transplant Week has had a fantastic response

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Crossword

Complete the crossword. Taken left to right row by row the letters in the tinted squares spell out what blood donors can do

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