By Anna Ellis • 26 March 2023 • 15:07
Pinoso confirms that 30 people attended the Health Centre in March to donate blood. Image: Pinoso Town Council
The City Council has requested that anyone who is eligible to donate blood attend the next collection at the Health Centre on Friday, April 21.
So far this year, the number of Pinoso residents who have donated their blood amounts to 78 people.
The Council added that there are three very important reasons for donating: Blood cannot be manufactured, it is essential for operations and emergencies and has a shelf-life so cannot be stored indefinitely.
Blood or the components of blood are used to treat patients with medical conditions such as anaemia, cancer blood disorders, and those having surgery.
Blood is usually separated into its individual components or parts, so a patient can be given the particular component they need. This makes the most of every blood donation, as the components in one unit of blood (or one donation) can be used to treat different patients.
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