Give blood and save a life

In the lead-up to Mother’s Day, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is asking residents in Market Rasen to think of their loved ones and help save lives by donating blood.

Donated blood and can be used in a number of ways, including replacing blood-loss during surgery and also for mothers if they experience severe blood-loss during childbirth. It is also used for patients receiving treatment for cancer and blood diseases, such as leukaemia, and can be used for premature babies.

Holly Mason, from NHSBT, said; “Mother’s Day encourages us to be thankful for the love and guidance mothers can give. But it is also important to remind people how much blood can change the lives of others, including that of mothers and their children. Why not come along to a blood session in your area and help to save up to three lives with just one donation? You never know who will need blood, or when they will need it.

“We would like to thank all existing donors for their continuing generosity and appeal to those who have ever thought about becoming a donor – there’s no better time than now.”

Rasenites can donate at The Festival Hall, Market Rasen, on Friday, March 25. Sessions will run from 1.30pm to 4pm and from 5pm to 8pm.