Hundreds of lives saved on first day of Cambs Fire’s partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant
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More than 100 people turned out to donate blood in one day at Wisbech fire station, saving more than 300 lives as a result.
The success comes after Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue launched a new partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) to offer donor sessions at its fire stations.
Earlier this month Wisbech Fire Station opened its doors to offer blood donor sessions to the local community.
This was the first time NHSBT has teamed with the fire service in Cambridgeshire and over 100 donors turned out to donate on the day.
Chief fire officer Chris Strickland attended the session and gave his first donation.
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Matt Jones, assistant director of Blood Donation, said: “Not only did the Wisbech Fire Station session save 312 lives but it saved the NHSBT in venue costs on the day.”
Anyone interested in giving blood should register as a blood donor or call 0300 123 23 23. Once registered, donors can sign into their online account and book a session at their closest venue.
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CFRS is hoping to expand the service to other fire stations across the county in 2018