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Give the gift of life for Christmas

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As we look towards Christmas, here our colleagues at the blood and transplant service make a plea for a special kind of gift.

Christmas is just around the corner and whilst most of us will be enjoying the festivities with friends and family at home, some people will be spending it in hospital.

Many patients will need lifesaving blood to treat long term medical conditions, planned surgeries and emergency treatment following an unexpected accident or illness.

The demand for blood always increases over the winter period and every donation you make goes on to save and improve the lives of up to three people. You can give someone the gift of life this Christmas in the short space of an hour by donating blood at Southampton Donor Centre.

If you can’t find an appointment, check 24 hours prior to a session as we always have last minute cancellations. If you cannot keep your appointment over the festive period, please try to give us 72 hours notice and rebook for another time.

Book your appointment here.

Find out more, register and book an appointment by clicking the link above or by calling 0300 123 2323. Stay up to date with blood news by following @NHSGiveBlood on Twitter and @GiveBloodNHS on Instagram.