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Blood donors urged to keep donating as normal in West Norfolk

Blood donors in Norfolk are being urged to donate as normal during the coronavirus pandemic, to ensure hospitals continue to receive the blood they need.

An NHS Blood and Transplant spokesperson said their sessions and donor centres are still open across the country, with extra safety measures in place.

They said: "Travel to blood donation sessions is essential to the NHS. Our stock levels are currently good but we need people to keep donating to make sure hospitals continue to receive the blood they need.

Blood bags type O negative. (32023804)
Blood bags type O negative. (32023804)

"Regular donation will help us to be well prepared to support the wider NHS for the impact of the coronavirus.

"We have seen an increase in calls from people asking if sessions are going ahead and people asking questions about coronavirus. We're putting in place extra safety measures on our sessions and safety is always our number one priority.

"We’re asking donors in Norfolk to follow the latest advice on our website and app and the advice from the Government.

"We’re regularly reviewing the situation and working closely with the Department of Health and Social Care, PHE, and the UK’s other blood donation services.”

Call 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk to book an appointment.

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