Evertonians are being asked to consider saving a life or three for their New Year’s resolution by giving blood in 2013.
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is challenging people to spare an hour of their time to donate blood, with a donation session taking place in the People’s Club at Goodison Park on Thursday (17 January) from 2-4pm and from 5.30-7.30pm.
Anyone aged between 17-65, weighing more than 50 kg (7 stone 12lbs) and in general good health could potentially start saving lives by becoming a blood donor. There is no upper age limit for donors who have donated in the last two years.
For more information about giving blood or to book an appointment to donate at Goodison, please call 0300 123 2323 or visit www.blood.co.uk.
Fans elsewhere in the country can find their local donation session by typing their postcode into the session searcher on the website.
Barbara Blanche, NHSBT’s lead donor relations manager for the North West, said: “New Year’s resolutions have become a bit cliché over the past few years as people always set themselves up for big challenges they are unable to complete.
"Our challenge is a simple one; plus we can guarantee donors a warm welcome, a hot cup of tea and a biscuit. There's also the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping sick and injured people in local hospitals with each and every donation they make.”