The New Year is traditionally a time when resolutions are made. People vow to eat better, exercise more and try to become the best version of themselves. This year, instead of booking a new gym class like many others, why not book a blood donation appointment instead at Bramall Lane.
NHS Blood and Transplant is asking Blades fans to consider spending an hour of their time to donate blood in 2015. With each blood donation potentially saving or improving up to three lives, this good deed can help more people than your average resolution.
Holly Mason, Lead Donor Relations Manager, NHS Blood and Transplant said: "The beginning of the year is a great time to make changes to your lifestyle. And it is the perfect time to give blood. If knowing that your blood is helping to save sick and injured people isn't satisfaction enough, we can also guarantee donors a warm welcome, a refreshing drink and a biscuit when they donate. This year, make a resolution you will want to keep and help us save lives at the same time."
Every blood donation is vital, but NHS Blood and Transplant particularly needs to ensure supplies of the universal blood group O Rh Negative which is often in short supply as demand is so great. We also need to ensure supplies of the rarer blood groups A Rh Negative, B Rh Negative and AB Rh Negative as these are also vulnerable to shortfall.
More donors are needed and Bramall Lane will play host to two sessions on Monday 19 January, the first will run from 11.45am-2.45pm and the second will be from 4-7pm.
To book an appointment to donate visit www.blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 2323 to find your nearest session.
It is also easy to book through mobile apps for Windows, Android and Apple devices. To download the app, search 'NHSGiveBlood' in the app store.