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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World Cup fans asked to donate blood

Over 25% of people will need a blood transfusion at least once in their life say reports Credit: PA

With the World Cup underway the NHS Blood and Transplant Service are appealing for more donors.

Donations tend to fall away in the summer and during big sporting events.

There are just three days left of National Blood Week and the service needs 200,000 new donors every year to replace those who can no longer donate.

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