By donating blood, you can help to
Blood that you donate can be used to
treat a range of illnesses such as all kinds of anaemia, bone
marrow failure and leukaemia. And of course it is often essential
following serious accidents, surgery and childbirth when patients
quickly need their red blood cells replaced.
Although most of us expect it to be there for
us when we need it, only four per cent of us actually donate
To find out more about donating visit the
give blood website at http://www.blood.co.uk/ or call
the donor line on 0300 123 23 23.
Who can donate?
Most people can give blood. If you are
generally in good health, age 17 to 65 (if it's your first time)
and weigh at least 7st 12Ib (50 kg) you can donate.
You can give blood every 16 weeks, that's
approximately once every four months.
Where can I donate?
You can give blood at a number of centres across
London, or visit a blood donation session.