JCI Cambridge is supporting the blood donor service in 2012 and you can join us by just giving up a little of your time to donate some of your blood!
Blood is something we all expect to be there for us when we need it, but surprisingly only 4% of us give blood. Many people would not be alive today if it wasn’t for the generosity of blood donors.
- The NHS needs 7000 units of donated blood daily
- One donation is broken down into three live saving products
- Donations are used to replace blood loss after accidents, childbirth or surgery and to treat people with blood disorders and those undergoing cancer treatment
- Most people are eligible to give blood, you just need to be aged 17 to 65 (for a first time donor), weigh over 7 stone 12 (50kgs) and be in generally good health
So why not book your appointment today for this upcoming session with the mini Bloodmobile visiting Mott McDonald in Cambridge?
Date: Tuesday 6th March
Time: Between 9.45am to 12.35pm & 2.25 – 4.55pm
Where: Situated in the Car Park, Demeter House, Station Road
Contact: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – Please call the NBS on 0300 123 23 23 quoting postcode CB1 2RS
Can I give blood?
Most people can give blood, but you should not donate if:
- You have a chesty cough, sore throat, cold sore or you are at the beginning of a cold
- You are taking antibiotics
- You are pregnant, or have had a baby in the last 6 months
- You have had complicated work on your teeth or an extraction in the last 7 days; had a filling, scale or polish in the last 24hrs
- You have received blood, or think you may have received blood, since 1st January 1980
- You are currently awaiting results for any tests undertaken by your healthcare provider.
In the last four months you have:
- Had a tattoo, skin piercing or semi-permanent make up
- Had acupuncture, unless this was done by the NHS or you have the appropriate certificate of accreditation
In the last six months you have:
- Visited a malarial area
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