Blood manager backs couple’s drive to encourage more donors

Shukrya Saida signs up for further information and vouchers, helped by Shona Green. Picture: Vernon Nash

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THE service that collects blood for vital transfusions is backing a drive to get more donors.

As reported in yesterday’s News, Lyndsay Leggatt, 30, of High Lawn Way, Leigh Park, suffered from an ectopic pregnancy – where the baby grows in the fallopian tube causing it to rupture – and lost seven pints of blood.

Her life was saved because of blood donors and now the couple have organised a mass donor session to highlight how important blood donations are and to raise money for the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust.

John Canning, lead donor relations manager at NHS Blood and Transplant, said: ‘Phil and Lyndsay’s experience shows how valuable blood transfusions are.

‘Every day someone like Lyndsay needs a transfusion and many of us can do something worthwhile to help save or improve the life of another person.’

Here are the latest donor sessions:

· April 23, The Victory Lounge, Fratton Park, Fratton Way, Portsmouth, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

· April 24, St Swithun’s Church, Waverley Road, Southsea, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

· April 26, Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.