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Urgent appeal for blood donors in Falmouth

Urgent appeal for blood donors in Falmouth

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:16pm 18th September 2019. (Updated at 3:53pm 19th September 2019)

An urgent appeal has gone out for blood donors in Falmouth.

NHS Blood and Transplant is running a doning session in the town in October, which is currently only 66% full.

Officials are urging people to help save lives by signing up and donating.

When and where is it happening?

Wednesday, October 2nd - 1:00pm - 3:30pm & 4:30pm - 7:15pm

Falmouth Pavilion,
Princess Pavilion,
Melvill Road,
Falmouth
TR11 4AR

Please call 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk to book an appointment to donate.

All donors are asked to make appointments or to call ahead rather than walking in.

Most people can give blood. You can give blood if you:

  • are fit and healthy
  • weigh between 7 stone 12 lbs and 25 stone, or 50kg and 160kg
  • are aged between 17 and 66 (or 70 if you have given blood before)
  • are over 70 and have given blood in the last two years

How often can I give blood?

Men can give blood every 12 weeks and women can give blood every 16 weeks. Find out more about what happens on the day of your donation.

Check you are able to give blood:

Use this quick list to check you can give.

If you have a health condition, have travelled out of the country recently, or if you answer "yes" to any question on your Donor Health Check questionnaire, please call 0300 123 23 23 or check the health & eligibility or travel section for further advice about whether this affects you donating blood.

You can register here as a blood donor.

The common reasons donors should check if they can give blood are:

  • if you are receiving medical or hospital treatment
  • if you are taking medication
  • after travelling outside of the UK
  • after having a tattoo or piercing
  • during and after pregnancy
  • if you feel ill
  • if you have cancer
  • after receiving blood, blood products or organs.

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