Westfield London provides space for blood donation centre
A new blood donor centre has opned its doors at the Westfield London Shopping Centre in Shepherd’s Bush.
Situated on the first floor between M&S and The Village, the centre contains six beds and will book around 170 appointments per day.
Daniel Clarke, NHS Blood and Transplant regional donor marketing operations manager, said: “We already have a good number of loyal donors in the city, but we know there is the potential to attract more. Westfield is the largest retail destination in Europe and by placing our new Shepherd’s Bush Donor Centre in it we hope to collect even more lifesaving donations in London.”
During lockdown, donating blood is permitted as essential travel for a medical need and extra safety measures have been put in place.
The new centre needs to collect over 19,400 donations each year to meet hospital demand. Each donor has the potential to save or improve up to three lives with every donation.
Katie Wyle, general manager of Westfield London, said: “Westfield London is delighted to provide space to NHSBT where volunteers can donate blood via bookable appointments. The vital service will hugely benefit the local community to help save lives. This follows the successful partnership we have established with the NHS and NHSBT to open a COVID Vaccination Centre and Plasma Donor Centre at Westfield Stratford City as well as the Hammersmith & Fulham Rapid Flow Testing Centre at Westfield London”.
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