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Hundreds Of New Blood Donors Found In Dorset

Blood Donations

12:54pm 18th February 2013

Over 1,700 people from Dorset have come forward as new blood donors in response to a national campaign.

The target was to create 100 thousand new donors in 100 days - and that's now happened two week early.

There've been a decline in younger donors signing up - and this will help ensure that future blood stocks are protected.

Jon Latham, Assistant Director for Marketing at NHS Blood and Transplant, said:" We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported the 100,000 new donors in100 days campaign. It is fantastic that we exceeded the target and people signed up with such enthusiasm and hopefully any new registrants who haven't got around to donating will do so soon.

"This campaign has helped to tackle the drop in new young donors from the summer and now we are looking ahead. We rely on new blood donors to keep coming forward as we need more than 1,000 new registrations every day to replace those donors who can no longer donate."

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