University of Lincoln students have been urged to keep up the good work by a representative of the National Blood Service (NBS).

The NBS appealed to students to continue their proud tradition of high turnouts when the next blood donation session returns to the Engine Shed on Wednesday, November 4th.

Craig Taylor, a communications officer for the NBS, explained that in the past, students at the University of Lincoln have donated above the average amount of donations for the Lincolnshire area.

He went on to say that, in the last three years, the students of the university have donated 684 units of blood, but there was always room for improvement, and he hoped to see even more students at the next event on the November 4th.

Stating the importance that the role donors play, Taylor said: “blood is being used at the rate of 7,000 donations every day nationally so it is in constant demand. The local Lincolnshire hospitals use over 800 units of blood every week.”

This statistic clearly shows the importance of blood donation, and emphasises the likelihood that at some point either you or someone you know will rely on this vital service. Taylor went on to encourage students to donate and explained that the process was simple and relatively painless. The whole process takes between 45 minutes and an hour, but it is an hour well spent.

The next blood donation session takes place at the Engine Shed on Wednesday 4th November, from 10.30am to 12.45pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

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