BLOOD donor sessions are to be revamped in Cumbria and north Lancashire following a fall in demand for transfusions.

NHS Blood and Transplant is to close some sessions at smaller venues across the area such as village halls while increasing the number of visits to larger centres.


The organisation says the need for blood is not as high as it once was following changes in clinical practice, such as keyhole surgery.

In the UK, hospital blood use is declining between three and four per cent a year leading to a reduction in the number of donor sessions needed.

Registered donors are being notified of the changes by letter. They will take effect from March 2018.

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