People should continue to keep giving blood as normal during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sessions are continuing during April in order to maintain supplies, with enhanced safety measures in place to protect donors and staff.
Donors who are staying at home and practising social distancing are permitted to visit the Jubilee Suite at the Old Noble’s Hospital on Ballakermeen Road in Douglas.
Donations are needed to treat patients in a range of situations, including those involved in accidents and women who experience complications during pregnancy.
Scientific research indicates that there is no evidence of coronavirus being transmitted through blood donation.
Donors in the Island are being encouraged to keep their appointments and continue to play their part in saving lives and maintaining the health of the nation.
It is important for donors to attend at their allotted appointment times, as turning up too early can cause problems with social distancing.
Enhanced hygiene protocols are in place at the Jubilee Suite, including additional triage assessment, handwashing and cleaning of surfaces, while waiting areas are set up to reduce queues and adhere to the two-metre distancing rules.
Only those who are well and do not present with any coronavirus risk factors will be invited to enter the donor area to give blood.
For further information contact +44 1624 650637 or visit the Giving blood pages of the Government website.