June 19, 2017

National Blood Week


Margot examining a platelet donation during infusion; her bone marrow donor had type ‘A’ blood type (Margot’s blood was type ‘O’) so post transplant she received type ‘A’ blood


When Margot was diagnosed with Leukaemia, she received vital blood and platelet donations. Later, during treatment, she needed many more such donations to keep her clinically well.

Today marks the start of National Blood Week and we are celebrating the life-saving difference that blood donors make every day.

Over the last year 900,000 people have given up their time to help patients in need. But we need more new donors. In England, 200,000 new blood donors are needed to ensure that patients in the future have access to the blood they need, when they need it, just like Margot.

When you give blood, you can save someone’s life while going about your own. All you need to do is give blood, and you’ll be right there, helping someone when they need it. Our family is unspeakably grateful to all those selfless blood and platelet donors who gave us the gift of time and hope with Margot.

Do something amazing and register to give blood; please take a moment to find out more about giving blood & book an appointment now: http://bit.ly/2stnnbt to find your nearest session.
#GiveBlood #ImThere

Thank you.

Team Margot
Together, saving lives

Husband to Vicki and father to Oscar (2007), Rufus (2008), Digby (2015), Humphrey (2017) & Margot (2012-2014)

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