Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Sandra Duffy, is asking the public to make a conscious effort to sign up as blood donors and save a life of a family in need this Christmas.
A special blood donation event for the potentially life saving procedure will take place in the Guildhall from 12.30pm and 7.30pm on Monday December 5th and Tuesday December 6th between 12.30pm and 7.30pm.
Members of the public must register in advance to give blood at the event by calling 0808 553 4653.
“The simple act of donating blood can have a massive impact for patients in need of a transfusion, the ripple effect is huge and each donation has the potential to save three lives,” she said.
“Blood is needed to treat patients with cancer, blood disorders and those suffering from medical trauma or undergoing surgery.
“I am delighted NIBTS are having this local event next week and I would like to personally appeal to people to register now and take some time out of their day to potentially save up to three lives this Christmas.”
Next week’s event is open to new and existing donors and a session will last around 40 minutes.
Northern Ireland Blood and Transplant urge existing donors to help the recovery by sticking to their appointment or cancelling if they can’t attend so the appointment can be refilled.Tags: