Tricky time for blood supplies

THE summer period can be a tricky time for the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service.

Add Euro 2012, the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games, and it’s no wonder our message to everyone, whether travelling abroad or enjoying events at home, is ‘Give Before You Go’.

We were especially pleased with our recent donor sessions in West Lothian. We had a great response from our Linlithgow visit on June 10 and 11. A total of 470 donors attended over the two days with 21 people donating for the first time. Our visit to Queensferry on June 24 was also fantastic with 145 people through the door and eight new donors. We sincerely hope our Bo’ness donors follow suit when we visit Bo’ness Town Hall on August 23.

Thank you to everyone that attends our blood donor sessions.

Your donation will help us to maintain stocks throughout the busy summer period. To find your nearest blood donor session please visit our website www.scotblood.co.uk or call 0845 90 90 999.

GILLIAN POW

Donor Recruitment, Scottish

National Blood Transfusion Service.