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Swann urges support for organ and blood donations in 2018

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Swann urges support for organ and blood donations in 2018 thumbnailUUP Leader Robin Swann recently pictured with his Gold Badge Award after completing 50 blood donations. Mr Swann is encouraging people to become blood and organ donors in 2018. SPB49-34

NORTH Antrim MLA and UUP leader Robin Swann has called on people to make it their New Year Resolution to seriously consider signing up for the Organ Donor card and becoming blood donors, too in 2018.
Mr Swann made his appeal as part of his New Year message to North Antrim constituents. Mr Swann said: "The UUP has often stressed the need for donors to come forward in Northern Ireland and it is hoped that by raising awareness, the UUP will be able to promote an initiative which saves lives.
“I want to make raising such awareness one of my personal pledges during 2018 as over 8,000 people are currently waiting for transplants in the UK. We need to reduce these numbers and it is for this reason that the UUP is trying to raise awareness of this crucial issue."
Mr Swann revealed the UUP initially became involved in the project during MEP Jim Nicholson's successful re-election campaign when party member Jo-Anne Dobson's son Mark underwent surgery.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle

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