The banner says ‘Give Blood’ but that may no longer be possible in Whitchurch.

Local blood donors attending the latest session at Testbourne Community School on Thursday 20th December were greeted at the reception desk with the news that this would be the last such session to be held in Whitchurch.

A surprise
This news came as a major, and unpleasant, surprise to many of those attending a long-established and regular event in the town’s calendar.

The withdrawal of these sessions appears to have been imposed for budgetary reasons, with little or no warning or local consultation, by the National Blood Service Headquarters in Bristol.

Comment or complain?
Anyone wishing to contact the National Blood Service to comment about this situation can find the relevant contact details HERE.

The town website editors have also contacted blood.org.uk to ask why this has happened.