Blood donation shortage from young adults

NHS Blood and Transplant Services are appealing for young people to donate blood, after seeing a 50 per cent donation decline in the last 12 months.

Over 100 people attended a Give Blood event at Broughton Astley Village Hall in Leicestershire today.

Holly Mason, Lead Donor Manager in Leicestershire, says that blood donations from young adults have rapidly declined in the last decade.

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Blood Donation Shortage

The NHS is warning that the unusually high number of public events in the UK during 2012 could prevent people from donating blood.