Posted: September 2015
A challenge to all ages, but especially young people, comes from the NHS to give blood. The NHS Blood and Transplant Service, to give it its full title, is seeking to recruit more young people to ensure there is never a shortage of blood in an emergency. You can volunteer as young as 16 and start donating from 17. Thereafter, if you have never given blood before, you may give blood between your 17th and 65th birthday. Returning donors, if you have had no adverse events you can return as a donor up until 70. Regular donors you can continue to given blood over the age of 70 as long as you remain in good health and made one donation within the last 2 years.
On Thursday 17th September then, if you, or a friend, has an hour to spare between 1.15pm — 3.15pm or 4.15pm — 6.45pm, why not book an appointment at our community centre? You can phone 0300 123 2323 or go online at www.blood.co.uk. Or you can just turn up, although space for walk-ins is limited. Apart from great personal satisfaction, there is always the free cup of tea and biscuit to look forward to. Go on — give blood!
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
During the past year, sales of AMC (Aylesbury Methodist Church) Greeting Cards have raised £1000.00, now donated to the Church Welcome Project. All hand made cards are sold at attractive low prices, with all material costs being absorbed by Rosemarie Bucknell and Janice Matthews who make them. All proceeds contribute to AMC Funds.See the display stand in the church vestibule to select...
Here's a date for the diary. On Saturday evening, 9th February 2019 from 7.30pm, Oliver and Samuel Hancock will present an evening of Flanders and Swann. It will include many of their famous comic songs.So if you remember Flanders and Swann, you know you are in for a good evening. If you never heard of them before today, come along and see what you have been missing.Tickets will be on...
First of all, apologies if you tried to access the website yesterday morning and couldn't. Our web designer's routine maintenance hit a glitch and took longer than planned.The Action for Children Christmas Stall in Friars Square is on Saturday 24th November and we would be very grateful for items for the Christmas Gift stall, the Tombola and Children's Lucky Dip. Please give...