The names that save the most lives in Bristol

the names that save the most lives in bristol - The names that save the most lives in Bristol

David is the most common name among men who donate blood in Bristol.

In a campaign urging more men to give blood, the NHS has revealed the names which donated most last year at Bristol Blood Donor Centre in Southmead Road.

The centre was helped by 99 Davids, 97 James’, 91 Andrews, 74 Michaels and 68 Pauls.

David is also the most popular name among male donors in England and those who donate at 17 of the UK’s 23 permanent donor centres.

NHS Blood and Transplant is appealing for more young men to start giving blood in 2020.

More than 68,000 new male donors are needed to correct the gender imbalance.

During 2019, only 42 per cent of the new donors at Bristol Donor Centre were men.

Until the end of November, 1,204 women donated blood in Bristol but only 888 men. This reflects a national trend.

An NHS Blood and Transplant spokesperson said: “This is a concern because only men’s blood can be used for some transfusions and products.

“Also, men have higher iron levels which means they can donate more often and are less likely to be deferred.”

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Director of donor experience Mike Stredder said: “We’re incredibly grateful to all the Davids in Bristol who save and improve lives through blood donation.

“We need more men to start donating in 2020. Your blood will do extraordinary things – whether you are a David or not. Please register and book an appointment to donate.”

Become a blood donor at www.blood.co.uk.

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