The National Blood service have been inundated with donors today.
However, they are going to need more blood than usual in the coming week in light of what happened yesterday. If anyone can arrange to donate you can do so at Guys on Monday 18 July and everyday (Monday - Friday) at the West End Donor Centre in Margaret Street W1.
Please do this if you can - it can make such a difference.
I went along to the mobile unit on Thursday at Guys as I had planned to give blood anyway - it was closed for lunch - I was quite taken aback and really surprised by this as I assumed that extra blood would be needed very quickly to replace what would be being used. I also thought that lunch breaks might be delayed so more blood could be collected. I phoned the NBS to see if I could make an appointment for that day and was cheerily told that they had enough blood, thanks.
Hope to get up to the West End branch next week to give instead. I'm sure that blood is needed ...