Toby Perkins has called on people in Chesterfield to show their support by registering themselves as blood donors and join the NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) #BleedForEngland campaign.
Toby said, “Over the last few weeks we have seen amazing support for the England rugby team and the NHSBT’s #BleedForEngland campaign. We may not have been successful in the World Cup, but I am calling on people in Chesterfield to help make this campaign a success.”
The NHSBT wants people to go on to support in a different way – by registering to #BleedForEngland and help patients in hospitals across the country. They hope to register over 100,000 new donors before the end of the World Cup.
Nationally, less than 3% of people living in England aged 17 – 70 have donated blood in the last 12 months, and in Chesterfield only 1.9% of people are active blood donors. Since the launch of the #BleedForEngland campaign on 15 August, NHSBT has had an amazing response to the rallying cry to sign up new blood donors by the end of October.
Toby stated: “I believe that together, people in Chesterfield can help this campaign reach its goal. Donating blood is vital to the NHS – by donating you are literally saving and improving lives!”
If you are 17 or over and interested in donating, please visit www.blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23 today to find out if you are eligible to donate, register as a blood donor and to book your appointment