Around Christmas blood stocks can drop and in Botley there are still plenty of appointment slots available for their Boxing Day blood donation session. The need for blood is constant including the festive season.
Providing life saving blood and platelets to patients across the country doesn’t stop over Christmas. With the weather getting worse, people finding themselves busy with the festive break and the rise in colds and bugs, giving blood and platelets slips off the nation’s to-do lists. In previous years, we have seen around 24,000 missed appointments over the holiday period.
However, last year the NHSBT (NHS Blood and Transplant) had an incredible response from our community of donors over the festive period and continued to supply hospitals with life saving products.
This year they are asking if you can support them to do the same and the NHSBT needs loyal donors to make and keep a date to donate during the festive season.
The next blood donor session at MacDonald Botley Park Hotel is on 26/12/2016. Session times – 10:00 to 14:00.