Rain

Rain

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 4°C

Search

People urged to sign up as blood donors in Suffolk for New Year’s resolution

PUBLISHED: 15:59 29 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:59 29 December 2017

Blood donors are being sought. Picture: ARCHANT

Blood donors are being sought. Picture: ARCHANT

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people to sign up as a blood donor for their New Year’s resolution in 2018, joining the 1,659 new donor registrations in 2017.

Around 900,000 people gave blood last year, but around 200,000 new blood donors are needed each year to maintain the numbers for life-saving blood donations.

Donors are needed from all blood types and communities, with a particular need for people from black and Asian communities to ensure the right mix of blood.

Mike Stredder, director of blood donation at NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “It’s New Year and like many of us, you may be thinking about the year ahead and some changes you’d like to make to your life.

“This year we are asking people in Suffolk to focus on giving and to register to give blood. It’s easy to sign up and book your first appointment online or via our mobile phone app.”

Visit the website here or call 0300 123 23 23 for more.

Police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with an incident that caused armed officers to swoop on Ipswich town centre tonight.

Highways bosses have announced they will be carrying out a series of improvements to the road network across Suffolk and north Essex this week.

Kebab fans will be excited to hear a new fast food outlet that prides itself on making top quality versions of the takeaway staple is opening in Ipswich soon.

Firefighters were sent to tackle a blaze that broke out in a flat in Ipswich this afternoon.

Drivers in Woodbridge have faced long delays this afternoon after a major route through the town became flooded.

The shocking prevalence of rape in Ipswich has been uncovered in an EADT and Star investigation.

Police wants to speak to two teenagers about an attempted murder in Colchester in the early hours of this morning.

Ed Sheeran has got engaged to his partner Cherry Seaborn, the Framlingham singer has confirmed on Instagram.

Emergency services have been called to the scene of a car having gone into a ditch on the A12 near Darsham

Snow could fall in parts of Suffolk on Sunday morning as temperatures are set to drop overnight.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24