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1 April 2014

Crewe players help raise awareness to donate blood

The Crewe Alexandra players wore ‘Give Blood’ t-shirts for the warm-up against Coventry City on Saturday. Donated blood is vital for a wide variety of life-saving procedures in local hospitals.



to view the Alex players supporting donating blood. Click hereYou can view a part of the warm-up for free by visiting our official YouTube channel.



The Alexandra Stadium is one of the most used venues for donating blood in South Cheshire and we are proud to have this continued association with them.


NHSBT’s donor relations manager for Cheshire, Claire Williams, said: “We’re grateful to the Crewe players for helping us raise awareness of blood donation by wearing a different kind of red shirt.



“We constantly need to recruit new donors so we would be delighted from Crewe fans who are interested in attending one of the sessions, perhaps at the Stadium.”


Patients undergoing major surgery and emergency treatment often require blood transfusions, but perhaps less well-known is the fact that blood is essential to the treatment for many different types of cancer and blood disorders.



Anyone aged between 17-65, weighting more than 50kg (7 Stone 12lbs) and in general good health could potentially start saving lives by becoming a blood donor. There is no upper age limited for donors who have donated in the last two years.



and therefore the most in demand. A regular supply of blood is vital – red cells last only 35 days and platelets only seven days. Female blood donors can give blood every 16 weeks while male blood donors must wait 12 weeks between donation.  There are four main blood groups – O,A, B and AB. Group O is the most common


For more information, to book an appointment or to find a local blood donor session please call 0300 123 23 23 or visitwww.blood.co.uk


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