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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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Keeping hospitals well stocked is an 'imperative'

An NHS campaign is calling for more people to give blood during the World Cup, when donations usually fall because football fans are busy.

Nearly a quarter of us will need a transfusion at some time in our lives.

Staff at this blood processing plant work 24 hours a day to keep local hospitals well stocked.

Julie Stevens NHS Blood and Transplant Service explains why this is important:

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