2nd January 2020
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital used 7,576 units of lifesaving blood last year.
That’s why we’re supporting the NHS Blood Donation’s New Year appeal for more men in Luton and Bedfordshire to register as new blood donors.
Ordinary men can become extraordinary life-savers because their blood can be used in special ways. For example only men’s blood is used for complete blood transfusions in newborn babies. And only men’s blood is used for plasma, which is given to people who’ve had massive blood loss.
Start saving lives at www.blood.co.uk
To families of all our patients, we wanted to give a reminder that sadly, at both Bedford and the Luton & Dunstable University Hospital, we are still unable to allow any visitors on site, unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example in maternity or children’s departments, or for those patients who are receiving palliative treatment at the end of their lives, on a case-by-case basis.
At both our hospitals changes are being made to support services, and we would now ask that you contact the wards using the direct lines found here for Bedford and here for Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.