I work for NHS Blood & Transplant (the user name may give it away) and wanted to pass on our thanks for your support for the forthcoming blood donation sessions at the Reebok. We have had a great response from fans so far, so much so that we have a full appointment grid for the donation session next week. If you were planning to walk in and donate on Monday without an appointment you can do so, although we won't know until the day how many people will attend, so please be patient if it's busy and we'll do our best to see you promptly.
The donation sessions will take place in the Premier Suite, where Fanzone is, and we have been advised to tell people to use car park A.
We will be visiting the Reebok for a donation session at least once a month, so if you have been unable to make an appointment to donate on Monday please give us a call on 0300 123 23 23 (local rate) or visit www.blood.co.uk for details of all other donation sessions at the ground throughout the year.
For those of you who intend to donate for the first time please visit the 'can I give blood' section of our website where you will find details of the most common things that prevent people from donating. More specific concerns around medication are best directed to our medically trained staff on 0300 123 23 23, or you can click on the 'call you' link on the right hand side of the main page on www.blood.co.uk (half way down the page) and we'll call you back.
Details of the donation process are online here too: http://www.blood.co....d/what-happens/
Men can donate every 12 weeks now, due to recent changes in rules around donor frequency. Women can donate every 16 weeks.
Also, contrary to the title of this thread the club have been extremely helpful in arranging this donation session and helping to raise awareness of it, in particular the Active Families team.
We look forward to seeing some of you there on Monday or later this year.
Enjoy the rest of the season.