Blood donor campaign launched in Burntwood

Marg Randles giving blood

Marg Randles giving blood

A campaign encouraging people to give blood has been launched in Burntwood.

The National Blood Service (NBS) has teamed up with Busy Bees Day Nurseries to promote the importance of donating.

Busy Bees have launched a year long Save a Life campaign to help raise awareness amongst parents, families, friends and the local community by encouraging them to take up the challenge and become blood donors.

Marg Randles, operations director at he nursery business, said:

“We are very excited to be launching Save a Life in our 129 nurseries across the UK. We hope to encourage staff, parents, friends, families and local communities to give blood at one the many Busy Bees blood donor sessions that will be taking place around the country.

“Our aim is to get 1,200 people to give blood, which could potentially save or improve 3,600 lives. I’m pleased to say that the launch will kick our campaign off to a great start.”

The campaign kicked off with a blood donor session at Busy Bees nursery and head office in Burntwood.

Andrew Calvert, Senior Donor Relations Manager for NBS said:

“It’s great to be able to link up with such a high profile organisation like Busy Bees.  We hope to get parents, family and friends to join the thousands of blood donors who give regularly to help save lives.”

If you would like to become a donor and are aged between 17 and 65, generally in good health and weigh more than 7st 12lbs, call 0300 123 23 23 to register or visit www.blood.co.uk.

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