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Why give blood?
Donated blood is a lifeline for many people needing long-term treatments, not just in emergencies. Your blood's main components: red cells, plasma and platelets are vital for many different uses.
Give blood at Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Rosemary Lane, Formby, Sat Sep 19, 10am-12; 2pm-4.15. Call 0300 123 23 23 pic.twitter.com/mR6Hj47P3Z— SO NHS Trust (@SONHStrust) September 8, 2015
Red cells, plasma and platelets
Red cells are used predominantly in treatments for cancer and blood diseases, as well as for treating anaemia and in surgeries for transplants and burns.
Plasma provides proteins, nutrients and a clotting agent that is vital to stop bleeding - it is the most versatile component of your blood.
Platelets are tiny cells used to help patients at a high risk of bleeding. They also contribute to the repair of damaged body tissue.