NHS Blood and Transplant is appealing to blood donors in Plymouth and the surrounding areas to keep donating as normal if they are fit and healthy.
Plymouth Donor Centre remains open with appointments continuing as normal, and giving blood is classed as essential travel.
The NHS is asking blood donors in Plymouth and the surrounding areas to make and keep an appointment to donate to help ensure hospitals can continue to treat patients over a potentially challenging winter.
Sue Knight, NHS Blood and Transplant Area Matron for the South West, said: ”The situation with covid-19 has led to many of our donors asking whether the Donor Centre is still open and if they can still donate. We want to be absolutely clear that we are open for business. Your blood helps save and improve lives and Government guidelines say it is okay to come in and donate. We have lots of measures in place to keep our donors and our staff safe.”
NHS Blood and Transplant needs to build strong blood stocks this winter to help the NHS through a second wave of Covid-19 as well as seasonal pressures.
Please call 0300 123 23 23 or visit blood.co.uk to book an appointment to donate.
All donors are asked to make appointments or to call ahead rather than walking in.
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