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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Blood orders are made online by hospitals

As part of National Blood week, ITV Border has been to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle looking at how the right blood reaches the right patient.

Deliveries of blood are made twice a day at the hospital, depending on how much has been used.

It is delivered from a treatment centre in Newcastle.

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