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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