National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

31 October 2016

The YFC Life Blood campaign is aiming for its biggest donation yet and is calling on all clubs and counties to register to donate during the week commencing 14 November 2016.

In the last big push of the year, members are being encouraged to register to be blood and organ donors as part of a YFC national week of giving!

NFYFC Chairman Chris Manley, who launched the campaign in February at the start of his term of office, wants all counties to get involved during the week.

Berkshire FYFC are kicking the week off with a group donation on 14 November and Chris will be doing a group donation in Plymouth on 17 November with members of Devon FYFC.

Chris said: “A lot of clubs have hit hard times because of cuts in their grant funding, which means they are having to raise funds to support their clubs rather than fundraising for local causes. The great thing about our YFC Life Blood campaign is that clubs can still give back to their local communities by encouraging their members to register to give blood or be an organ donor.”

The campaign aim was to recruit 500 new blood and organ donors in 2016, which will go a long way to helping the thousands of patients who rely on these donations. Chris wants to reward the county that has registered the most donors during 2016 with a trophy at the national AGM.

Thousands of patients receive blood transfusions every year. The blood you give is a lifeline in an emergency and for people who need long-term treatments. Many people would not be alive today if donors had not generously given their blood. NHS Blood needs over 6,000 blood donations every day to treat patients in need across England and North Wales.

For more information about registering as a donor or organising group donations please visit the YFC Life Blood pages.

Please tell NFYFC about your donation plans during the week commencing 14 November by emailing so we can promote it.


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