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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