322 donors come forward

By Abby Rugg

Sunday, February 24, 2013

 

A CAMPAIGN to recruit 100,000 new blood donors in 100 days has been hailed a great success after the target was smashed two weeks early.

Hundreds of people on the Isle of Wight came forward to support the NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) campaign, which was launched following a decline in the number of young donors signing up in 2012.

A total of 322 new donors from the Isle of Wight showed their heart in the run up to Valentine’s Day, joining 119,907 others across England and North Wales. Scotland and South Wales have their own blood service.

Young people, aged 17 to 24, account for around 40 per cent of new donors each year.

Jon Latham, assistant director for marketing at NHSBT, said: "We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported the 100,000 new donors in 100 days campaign.

"We rely on new blood donors to keep coming forward as we need more than 1,000 new registrations every day to replace those donors who can no longer donate."

To sign up to the scheme phone 0300 123 23 23.

Reporter: abbyr@iwcpmail.co.uk

More News

1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Comments

Log-in or register to comment on this story. See our House Rules here.

By ticking "Remember me" you agree to a cookie being stored on your computer - no personal data is shared.

Forgotten your password?

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

Most Read

  1. Lorry overturns

    Thursday, November 20, 2014

  2. Fixed link plans to be revealed

    Friday, November 21, 2014

  3. Road closed after van overturns

    Thursday, November 20, 2014

  4. Community helps in fight against speeding

    Thursday, November 20, 2014

  5. Powercut hits 100 properties

    Thursday, November 20, 2014

View our Elgin Traffic & Travel Map
Travel News Sponsor