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Make giving blood your New Year’s Resolution

by Laura Johnston

The NHS is appealing for people to sign up to become regular blood or plasma donors in 2024 to continue to provide lifesaving treatments.

Donating blood and plasma is a simple way to help others. It only takes around one hour and can save up to 3 lives.

In particular, people aged 17 to 35 are urged to come forward to ensure there is the right volume of donors to give in the future.

More new donors mean more life-saving treatments are available to save more lives in the future.

Cllr Bannon, Knowsley Cabinet Member said:

“I’d urge everyone to consider donating, the blood you give is a lifeline in an emergency and for people who need long-term treatments. In fact, each blood donation can help to save or improve up to three lives!”

Find our more, including how to sign up, on the NHS Blood Donation website.