Nottingham Trent University has donated 1,000 pints of blood to help save 3,000 lives
NHS Blood and Transplant has worked with Nottingham Trent University over the past 18 months to collect 1,000 pints of blood from university students and staff, helping to save up to 3,000 lives.
The rolling campaign titled ‘The 1,000 Pint Challenge’ has been a partnership between Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Donor Centre to encourage new donors to donate blood throughout the academic year.
NHS Blood and Transplant always needs new donors to save and improve lives and each donation can save or improve the lives of up to three adults or six children. Each donation is 470 mls, just under one pint.
Nationally around 200,000 new blood donors are needed each year to replace those who can no longer donate and in Nottingham 2,783 new donors were needed for 2018-2019.
Dan Stendall, Nottingham Donor Centre Manager said: “We are very grateful to the staff and students at Nottingham Trent University for donating blood and helping us exceed our target and reach 1,009 donations.
Thank you to everyone who’s donated so far. Why not make an appointment to donate again, or head to the centre for your first time. Don’t forget to tell them to log your donation when you go!
The campaign can also be followed on social media with the hashtag #NTU1kChallenge.
To become a blood donor: Register today and book and appointment at blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23.
Nottingham Donor Centre is located on Church St, Nottingham NG1 4BR.