Can You Help Others by Giving Blood?

Where to find local sessions in the weeks ahead

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You can help the boost stocks of blood by becoming a donor if you are generally in good health, aged between 17 and 65 and weight at least 7st 12lbs.

Right now, the NHS Blood and Transplant Service says O- and B- blood stocks are low, and people with these blood groups are asked to donate. Extra walk-in sessions are now available or you can book an appointment.

The next local sessions are at:

White City Community Centre, India Way - Thursday November 28, 1pm - 3pm, 4.30pm - 7.30pm

Hammersmith Town Hall, Small Hall and Court Yard Room - November 29, 1pm - 3pm, 4.30pm - 7.30pm

Fulham Sir Oswald Stoll Mansions - Friday December 20, 2pm - 4.30pm and 5.30pm - 8pm

If you would like to give blood, you can call the NHS Blood and Transplant Service on 0300 123 23 23 or visit the website.

The service offers this information about online bookings:

Please note that appointments booked from the website

have to be processed manually upon receipt by the Contact Centre.

Appointments made this way are processed Monday to Friday between 9am - 5pm only.

If your appointment is very soon, please ensure there is enough time for them to make the appointment for you.

November 24, 2013