Blood Donation Session at Green Park
NHS Blood and Transplant will be returning to the Green Park Conference Centre on Monday 10 May 2021.
Following the most recent government announcement on Coronavirus and Tier 4 restrictions, we would like to update you, as advised by the Department of Health and Social Care, in assisting the NHS to manage the impact of Coronavirus, through the continuation of blood supply to our hospitals, by enabling essential blood donation sessions to continue. Blood, platelet and plasma donation, in all Tiers, including Tier 4 is classed as essential travel and donation sessions will stay open, under the category of ‘medical need and helping a vulnerable person’. We are continuing to work closely with the Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England, and the UK’s blood donation services during this period.
With thousands of patients receiving blood transfusions every year, NHS Blood and Transplant is challenging the people of Green Park to make a date to donate and sign up to save lives.
Donated blood is vital for a wide variety of life-saving procedures in local hospitals. Patients undergoing major surgery and emergency treatment often require blood transfusions, but perhaps less well-known is the fact that blood is essential to the treatment for many different types of cancer and blood disorders.
The occupiers of Green Park can book a convenient appointment to donate at the Green Park Conference Centre located at 100 Longwater Avenue to support this local session and help save a life.
Please click here to register to become a donor.
Once you have registered, you will need to find the venue by using the postcode finder. Please search the postcode RG2 6GP and select the Green Park, Reading, Conference Centre venue and follow the instructions to book your appointment on Monday 11 January.
Who can give blood?
As long as you are fit and healthy, weigh over 7st 12lbs (50kg) and are aged between 17 and 66 (up to 70 if you have given blood before) you should be able to give blood.