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Coronavirus: Extra safety measures for Nottinghamshire blood donors

Posted onPosted on 27th Mar

NHS Blood and Transplant has urged people in Nottinghamshire who are fit and healthy to keep donating blood as normal during the coronavirus outbreak.

A spokesman said: “We’ve put extra safety measures in place and safety is always our number one priority. We’re now doing extra cleaning and we’ve started triaging everyone who arrives so only people with no risk factors can enter the donation area.

“A lot of people have called us asking if sessions are still going ahead. We need them to know that our sessions and donor centres are still open and that travel to blood donation sessions is essential for the NHS. Blood donation is a reason to do something amazing. Blood donation saves lives.

“We’re asking donors in Nottinghamshire to follow the latest advice on our website and app, and the advice from the Government. We’re regularly reviewing the situation and working closely with the Department of Health and Social Care, PHE, and the UK’s other blood donation services.

“Donations have dropped, though our stock levels are currently still good because hospitals are cancelling routine operations. We need people to keep donating to make sure we can keep supplying the blood hospitals need in the coming weeks and months. Patients and doctors are relying on us to be there.”

·There is a permanent blood donation centre in Nottingham at Trinity Square, North Church Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BR.

·To make appointment to donate or for more information, call 0300 123 23 23, download the NHS Give Blood app, or visit