Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Antony Little has praised the National Blood Service for their work and asked that local people continue the push to increase blood stocks.

Antony, the Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Norwich, issued his call after donating blood at the Assembly House in Norwich.

I started giving blood when I was at UEA and was proud to give blood alongside many of my sixth formers today. The quality of care was wonderful - the staff alone made you want to come back again. They answered questions with tact and with a friendly smile.

I don't think people realise how low blood stocks are and how much is needed to keep them topped up. This really is a vital service. We need to have a really good awareness campaign - one that both the government and local authority can push.

The Blood Service want to get into schools and offices but can only do so with the resources and money that it takes. This is so vital that the government must act.

The Evening News are very good at reporting the sessions - you can donate in Norwich, Thorpe End, Heartsease, Bowthorpe, Sprowston or Eaton, so always a session near by.

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