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National Blood Week: What happens to your donations

This week is National Blood Week. A week where people are encouraged to give blood to help those in emergencies or who need long term treatment.

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200,000 blood donors needed

National Blood Week runs this week and efforts are being made to raise awareness of the important role blood donors play in saving lives.

A quarter of people will need a blood transfusion at least once in their lives but only 4% of people are registered and regularly donate.

Ian Payne spoke to Jon Latham from the National Blood Service to find out why so many people are needed to give blood.

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