Blood donations across Bedfordshire operating as normal despite coronavirus outbreak

Don't let the virus put you off giving blood

By Clare Turner
Tuesday, 24th March 2020, 5:36 am

The NHS is appealing to the public to keep donating, despite fears over the virus.

An NHS Blood and Transplant spokesman said: “We need donors to keep donating as normal in Bedfordshire. Our sessions and donor centres are still open around the country. Travel to blood donation sessions is essential to the NHS."

Although, stock levels are currently good, the spokesman added: "Regular donation will help us to be well prepared to support the wider NHS for the impact of the coronavirus.

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"We have seen an increase in calls from people asking if sessions are going ahead and people asking questions about coronavirus. We're putting in place extra safety measures on our sessions and safety is always our number one priority.

"We’re asking donors in Bedfordshire to follow the latest advice on our website and app and the advice from the Government. We’re regularly reviewing the situation and working closely with the Department of Health and Social Care, PHE, and the UK’s other blood donation services.”

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