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Simon Patterson  says:

Wigan bikers urged to give blood

A special bikers blood drive is being organised next week in Wigan in memory of local teenager Leah Davies, who died in a three bike accident that killed another 18-year old earlier this year. The blood drive will be held next Tuesday, the 27th November, at Wigan's DW Stadium. Appointments to give blood are available either between 1.15pm and 3.30pm or...

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Great idea but why restrict it to Wigan, and whilst they are at it, go round with organ donor cards at all the bike meets. Theres plenty of them in the northwest where they could drum up some support. Wouldn't do our image any harm in the media either!

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ChrisG1427

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ChrisG1427 says:

Thanks for the interest Steve.

I work for NHSBT (which runs the blood and organ donation services) - don't worry, this isn't restricted to Wigan, we do similar things all over the country when it's appropriate. It's just MCN very kindly ran it as a national news item as it was such a tragic incident involving such young bikers.

We do also work with bike clubs to promote the Organ Donor Register - donor cards aren't needed these days, takes just minutes to sign up at www.organdonation.nhs.uk

As well as blood, donated skin, bone and tendons are often needed to treat bikers after a serious crash - Ian Hutchinson will have had bone grafts to fuse his leg back together.  

You can opt to donote those too via the Register.

Thanks, Chris.

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