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What’s your blood type?


You can find out at Royal Preston Hospital on Thursday 26th January, and help join us in saving lives.  

The NHS Blood and Transplant service will be here by the main lifts on the ground floor, between 10-30am and 2-30pm.  

People can drop by to register as a blood donor, and it may also be possible to find out your likely blood type, for those who don’t know.  

Please be aware we can not perform the test if you are not eligible to be a blood donor.  

The more donors, the better – between October and November, NHS Blood and Transplant confirmed an Amber Alert, which saw hospitals needing to restrict the amount of blood they used.  

The alert meant hospitals had to plan to protect blood stocks and ensure blood was prioritised for patients who needed it most, meaning elective surgery was postponed and it was not always possible to book patients in for routine surgery that was likely to require a transfusion.  

Whilst stocks of some blood types are improving, nearly 400 new donors a day are required to meet demand. Donors from all communities and ethnic backgrounds are essential to meet the needs of all patients in England now and in the years to come. 

For more information, visit or call 0300 123 2323  


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Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Preston Road



01257 261222

Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane




01772 716565

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