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The Donor Winter 2012
 

Welcome to the Winter 2012 edition of The Donor, read on below to find out what's in this issue.

Graham Bell  

"It suddenly brought home to me how important blood is"

Former Olympic skier Graham Bell became a donor after a friend had a serious accident and needed blood. He talks about his role in Team Give Blood.

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  Pocket watch  

We know your time is precious…

…so we’ve made it easier than ever to find out when you can and can’t donate.

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  Sarah Campling  

How donors saved Sarah

Transfusions played a crucial part in helping Sarah Campling survive leukaemia.

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  Jessica Ennis  

Yes, we did it - thanks to you!

Somehow we had to boost blood donation levels by 30 per cent to meet demand during the Olympic Games. But thanks to your support we reached the target.

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  White cell engulfing TB bacteria  

A new way to treat patients

Some patients need help to fight infection, which is where our new granulocyte packs can help.

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  Our Donor Helpline staff  

Behind the Donor Helpline

When you call our helpline, you tap into a 24/7 service that can help you with everything from booking an appointment to advice on donating after travelling.

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  Light micrograph of a section through the liver of a patient with haemochromatosis  

Just what the doctor ordered

Giving blood more frequently has turned out to be beneficial for donors affected by a widespread genetic condition.

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  Brooke Cornwell  

Battling for Brooke

Born with a rare blood disorder, 6-year-old Brooke Cornwell needs regular blood transfusions to survive. We talk to her family.

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  Open air donation session  

Helping around the world

Round the world, we are helping blood services to provide safe and reliable blood.

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  Gail Miflin  

Donating in winter

Our doctor, Gail Miflin, answers questions about colds and flu.

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  Crossword  

Crossword

Complete the crossword by 31st January 2013 for a chance to win a prize.

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