Appeal - Choose to give blood in 2016

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Many people will be considering giving things up for the new year, but you can change your life by choosing to give.

Giving blood is amazing – you can save or improve the lives of up to three people each time you donate.

We always need new donors to ensure we have the right mix of blood groups to meet patient needs in future and to replace those people who can no longer donate.

Less than three per cent of people aged 17 to 70 donated blood last year. We need more than 6,000 people to donate blood every day to meet the needs of desperately ill hospital patients.

If you’ve never given blood before, you can register at www.blood.co.uk.

So please start this year by changing not just your life, but someone else’s life too, by giving blood.

Jon Latham

NHS Blood and Transplant