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Lindsey Bell (right) from the Communications department at Doncaster Council signs up for blood donation assisted by Jo Steel (NHSBT) when the NHS Blood and Transplant visited the council house during the Free Press campaign for 100 donors. Picture: Malcolm Billingham D0487MB
Lindsey Bell (right) from the Communications department at Doncaster Council signs up for blood donation assisted by Jo Steel (NHSBT) when the NHS Blood and Transplant visited the council house during the Free Press campaign for 100 donors. Picture: Malcolm Billingham D0487MB
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THE Free Press’ campaign to get more people to give blood has been hailed as “an inspiration” as a wave of new donors came forward.

Blood stocks could become dramatically low this summer with the busy calendar of sporting events so we’ve teamed up with the National Blood Service to get 100 new donors in 100 days.

We launched the campaign last week – and we’ve already seen some fantastic support from our readers with 40 more donors than expected turning out at a session at Doncaster Racecourse.

Holly Mason, lead donor relations manager, said: “We were delighted with the response at the racecourse last week. It is truly inspiring that Doncaster residents saw the Free Press campaign and came along to donate.

“We would love to see both new and existing donors coming down to one of our local sessions in May.

“We can promise them a warm welcome and the satisfaction of knowing that their life-saving donation will be used to help ill or injured people in our region.”

Last Thursday 178 people went along to give blood at the racecourse – with an amazing 14 donors going along for the first time.

On Tuesday officials from the Blood Service were at The Council House encouraging Doncaster Council staff to sign up to our 100 Donors in 100 Days campaign.

The next session at the racecourse is on June 14. Slots are available to donate either between 11am and 12.45pm, 2pm and 4pm or between 5pm and 7.15pm.

To find out more or book an appointment, call the donor line on 0300 1232323 or visit Blood