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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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NHS urges people to give blood

Give Blood research says that over 25% of people will require blood at least once in our lifetime Credit: PA

Today marks the beginning of National Blood Donor Week.

The NHS are using it as an opportunity to urge more people to give blood.

One in four people in the UK will beed a blood transfusion at least once in their life.

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