Stock levels are low as the hot weather continues. We urgently need O negative blood donations.
Blood donations have dropped due to hot weather and England’s fantastic run in the World Cup. On normal warm weather days, blood donations have often been around 5% to 10% down. Donations have also significantly dropped on England’s match days. The combined effect is the loss of 2,000 blood donations in the last two weeks.
Mike Stredder, Director of Blood Donation, said:
If you are O negative and you can give blood, please donate now. Please don’t delay – we need you today.
If you are an existing donor with O negative blood and you can’t see a convenient appointment time, you can walk in and donate without needing to make an appointment, or call 0300 123 23 23, and we will book an appointment for you.
If for any reason you cannot donate, you can still play a big part in supporting our work by sharing our messages with family and friends and encouraging them to donate!