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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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Behind the scenes: What happens to blood when it reaches the hospital?

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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