Every minute of every day someone receives blood as part of a life-saving or life-enhancing treatment. One pint of blood could save up to three people’s lives, however, only 5% of the population are active donors.
The key priority of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) is to ensure that the NHS has enough blood to meet the needs of patients in Scotland.
Blood has a relatively short lifespan and the aim is to have at least six days’ worth of all eight blood types in stock.
Here are details of local East Dunbartonshire sessions you may be able to attend:
|28 December 2017||Cadder Freestone Social Club, Bishopbriggs||4pm-7.30pm|
|31 January 2018||Garrell Vale Community Education Centre, Kilsyth||5.15pm-7.30pm|
|1 February 2018||Lenzie Union Parish Church G66 4LD||4pm-7pm|
|5 March 2018||Killermont Parish Church, Rannoch Drive, Bearsden, G61 2LD||2pm-3.45pm & 5.15pm-7.30pm|
|8 March 2018||Milngavie Town Hall G62 8BZ||2pm-3.45pm & 5.15pm-7.15pm|
Most people aged between 17 and 65 who weigh at least eight stone and are generally fit and healthy can donate blood.
For more information visit scotblood.co.uk or call 0846 90 90 999.