Help save lives by donating blood at the Alexandra Stadium
Donated blood is vital for a wide variety of life-saving procedures in local hospitals. The Crewe Alexandra players will be wearing Donated Blood t-shirts in the warm-up against Coventry City to help raise awareness. 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, 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