Wildcats in full support of the National Blood Service

posted on 8 October 2010

The Wildcats are backing the National Blood Service’s (NBS) plea for people to roll up their sleeves and boost blood stocks.

The NHS team set up station at Belle Vue yesterday and kept the doors open until 7.30pm for people to drop in and give blood.

The first blood donor sessions at Belle Vue were held last year as the service looks to hold sessions in more modern surroundings. The next session at the club is February 1st 2011running from 2:00 to 4:00 and 5:00 to 7:30.

Francis Stephenson, the Wildcats Director of Operations said: “We are always keen to help the community here at the Wildcats. I would just urge fans to think seriously about signing up as a blood donor because you never know when blood might save you or someone close to you.”

“It really is easy and something that everyone should consider. The decision to give blood can really make the difference between life and death.”

“It was a pleasure supporting such a worthy cause and we look forward to seeing the team again shortly.”

With local hospitals using over a 335 units of blood every day the demand never stops. It takes less than an hour to give a donation and could save someone’s life.

Craig Taylor, spokesperson for the NBS said: “Blood donors in Wakefield are vital without them we wouldn’t be able to provide hospitals with the blood they need everyday.”

You can start giving blood if you are aged between 17 and 65, in general good health and weigh over 7stone 12lbs. For more information visit www.blood.co.uk or call the donor helpline for information on blood and organ donation 0300 123 23 23.

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