Welsh Labour MP for Ogmore, Chris Elmore, is encouraging all local residents who are able to donate blood to do so to support the Welsh NHS in their vital work in responding to Covid-19. Over 350 donations of blood everyday need to be collected to maintain NHS supplies to Welsh hospitals and these come entirely from voluntary donations.
The NHS has appealed for urgent donations from those who have recovered from Covid-19 to help them treat those who fall ill with the virus during a potential second wave.
Chris Elmore MP said:
“Our communities have done so much to pull together during the pandemic and to support the work of our wonderful key workers. We went into lockdown and have been socially distancing to support the work of our Welsh NHS. Now we need to help them with blood donations if you’re able to.”
The Welsh Blood Service will be in Bridgend Field Hospital on the 19th, 20th, and 21st August and are asking those who are fit and well and able to give blood to do so to ensure the continuation of vital supplies of platelets and blood products to our hospitals.
Donors will need to book an appointment via the following portal as infection controls amid the pandemic are not allowing walk-in slots: wbs.wales/HeronChrisEMP.
“If you are fit and healthy and able to donate, I would ask you to please consider supporting the Welsh Blood Service and donating blood during the summer months. Do keep a look out for the new dates they’ll be publicising in the coming weeks and months, also.
“If you have any questions, the Welsh Blood Service team has plenty of information on who can donate and what to expect from the process. Each of us can continue to support the NHS in protecting lives by donating blood and supporting their fantastic efforts.”