Another Bank Crisis

Posted: 21.12.08 in Blogging

Oh dear, oh my. The credit crunch has put the shivers down most banks’ spines. However, there is another unexpected victim.

Graph of blood stocks dwindling over the final quarter of 2008

The National Blood Service has been contacting me quite a lot lately to get me to donate. I’ve been unable to donate these past few months and hopefully I should be able to this time round… only the next session is Boxing Day. On finding that out it hit home that blood really is needed all the time, even though we would sooner wish our nurses and doctors a restful holiday over Christmas.

I went the NBS website a few minutes ago and saw this graph. It’s the stock of blood supply that’s been available over the last few months, and it’s a story familiar to the NBS that in the closing months of the year supplies dwindle. It seems this year however this glut is more serious.

So, if you can, do.

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