It's National Blood Week and ITV Border has previous looked at what happens and who benefits when blood is donated.
Amy Dunsmuir has been to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, to see what happens to the blood when it reaches the hospital:
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Carlisle have secured their Football League status by beating Plymouth Argyle 2-0 at Brunton Park.
Kerrie brings you Saturday night's forecast
Carlisle are preparing for game that could see them safe from relegation. They welcome Plymouth Argyle to Brunton Park for a 3pm kick-off.