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Blood donor appeal

5 December 2013

Players back campaign

Latics' players supported a drive to attract more blood donors by wearing special tee shirts in the warm up before the home game against Bradford City.

Stocks are running low at blood banks across the North West which is why the awareness campaign came to Boundary Park.

New blood donors are required while cancer and leukaemia sufferers need transfusions of platelets.

Latics' players are keen to promote the campaign, especially as Tranmere Rovers' footballer Joe Thompson was recently diagnosed as suffering from nodular schlerosing Hodgkins disease.

Blood donation sessions take place all over the local area, including at Queen Elizabeth Hall and in Chadderton, Failsworth, Mossley and Royton. There are also two donor centres in Manchester, where donors can give platelets, and more information about those can be found at you can help save a life, please call 0300 123 23 23 or visit

Pictured are James Tarkowski and Jonathan Grounds with Carol Hynes who is Donor Care Supervisor at the donor centre on Plymouth Grove near to Manchester Royal Infirmary.

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