Fergus Walsh giving blood
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Pre-Olympics blood stocks low

An appeal for blood donors has been issued in the run-up to the Olympics.

NHS Blood and Transplant says it needs to build stocks by 30% above usual levels before the Games begin on July 27th.

There is a particular need for O-donors, whose blood can be transfused into people of any blood type.

More than a million visitors are expected in London during the Olympics, and there is concern that donations may fall once the Games get underway.

Our medical correspondent Fergus Walsh - who is O-negative - reports.

  • 14 Jun 2012