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Blood donors still needed in Norfolk amid coronavirus pandemic

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The NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) says extra measures are being taken to ensure the safety of donors during the ongoing outbreak.

Those measures include extra cleaning between patients and triaging everyone who arrives.

It means only people with 'no risk factors' can enter the donation area.

While people are following the new Government measures to stay at home, NHSBT says they still need people who are fit and healthy in the county to give blood.

Fortunately, despite the number of donations reducing, stock levels remain good at the moment due to the cancelled routine operations throughout hospitals.


A spokesperson for NHSBT said: "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 a 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 Norfolk 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."

You can make an appointment by calling 0300 123 23 23, downloading the NHS Give Blood app, or by visiting their website

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