GORDON RAMSAY URGES EVERYONE ‘TO GIVE BLOOD BEFORE YOU GO’
SESSIONS TO BE HELD
IN THE SOUTHPORT AREA AUGUST 2006
Holy Trinity Parochial Centre
St. Peter’s Parish Centre
St. Peter’s Road
2.00pm-4.00pm & 5.30pm-7.30pm
Blood Service (NBS) is calling for people across the country to ‘Give
Before You Go’ on holiday this summer due to a dip in blood
donors as nearly 40 million people leave the country for their
holidays. Blood stocks have been affected by various sporting
events such as the cricket tests, the World Cup and Wimbledon, and
in particular holidays, meaning the number of donors who
traditionally give blood during the summer months has decreased.
Non-donors are being encouraged to think about giving blood for the
first time before they go on holiday to ensure that blood levels are
not dramatically affected by the decrease in people donating. Those
planning holidays to exotic locations are also being asked to ‘Give
Before You Go’. With many holidaymakers now travelling further a
field, such as Africa, central America and Asia, this could prevent
many from donating for up to 6 months.
Gordon Ramsay commented:- “It is vitally important that we all
remember to give blood before we go on holiday. The busy summer
schedule of sport coupled with the fine weather has meant that
people who traditionally give blood at this time of the year have
been busy and put it to the back of their minds. As our thoughts
turn to booking a holiday and jetting off to the sun make sure that
you remember to donate blood before you go away.
If you’ve never given blood before take just take a few minutes out
of your busy day to register your details on the register. One
donation of blood can save more than one life, and if you’re an
existing donor then remember that you can give blood up to 3 times a
Donors can ring the National Donor Helpline on 0845 7 711711 (open
24hrs) or visit
www.blood.co.uk to register
their details and find the venues and times for their nearest blood
If you are aged between 17 - 60 years of age, in general good health
and weigh over 7st 12lbs you could support the campaign, just call
the Donor Helpline to find out more about where you can make your
donation to help save someone’s life.
The total amount of blood donations required by each region in the
UK each year is broken down as follows:
Number of blood donations
Yorkshire and NE
London and South East
The NHS needs 8,000
units of blood daily for hospitals across England north Wales.
Last year the National Blood Service collected 2 million donations
from about 1.3 million donors. Sounds a lot? Actually it isn't.
That's only 5% of the population, giving 2 or 3 times a year.
LIVERPOOL 08 WINS RACE 12
finished in 1st place into Holyhead on Friday 28 July 2006 at 0458
GMT, winning race 12 from Jersey, the penultimate of the 05-06
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. They were closely followed by
westernaustralia.com in 2nd place, who came in at 0600 and Durban,
in 3rd, coming in at 0625. Uniquely Singapore crossed the line at
0644 GMT taking 4th place. New York is expected in shortly.
Tensions for the grand finale are mounted as Liverpool 08’s win
gained ten points and a third place position in the overall leader
board for the final race coming into their home port, on 29 July
Letters To Editor:- "My Granddad"
"I am trying to
find some history of where my grandfather worked. I knew he worked
in Seaforth on the railway putting labels onto parcels, but I'm not
sure if this railway was at the docks or a railway station. He
worked until 1981(ish) when he retired and received a gold watch.
I would be grateful if anyone could help me. The only details I have
of my grandfather is his identity
NAME Thomas Henry Campbell (snr)
D.O.B. 6th August 1916
ADDRESS 9 Netley Street
He claimed to be the fastest label writer in the office where he
worked and indeed he was a very fast and neat writer as he tought me
to write. Thank you." Mrs
Pam Harrison email@example.com
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