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Donate now & help raise £5,000 for a blood fridge
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is PROUD TO BE supporting Sheffield Hospitals Charity to help raise funds for a satellite blood fridge to support the Northern General Hospital’s Major Trauma Centre.
In addition, a suggested donation of £1 from every ticket sold will go towards raising the £5,000 that is needed to provide a blood fridge in the resuscitation room of the Emergency Department so that urgent transfusions can be immediately given to patients losing blood.
We are also proud to host a very special evening at 8pm on Saturday 5th April with a guest lecture by mountaineer and quadruple amputee Jamie Andrew, including the screening of his forthcoming Channel 5 film The Limbless Mountaineer, followed by expert panel discussion about the risks and rewards of taking part in adventure sports. MORE DETAILS & BUY TICKETS
Help save lives
Blood loss in patients can happen extremely quickly and litres of blood can be lost in a matter of minutes. The installation of a blood fridge directly in the Emergency Department will mean minutes will be saved as blood will not need to be transferred from elsewhere within the hospital. Having immediate access to the blood will help save lives and help improve the outcome of patients bleeding from traumatic injuries or medical and surgical conditions.
Outdoor pursuit enthusiasts attending the festival could personally benefit from the new facility as the Emergency Department often treats patients that have experienced an injury as a result of taking part in adventure sports in our region. As a result, ShAFF is asking attendees to consider supporting the charity to help make the blood fridge a reality.
Why your donation is important
“Catastrophic blood loss is a common cause of death and disability following serious injury, and we strive to stop this bleeding as quickly as possible. As one of 22 Major Trauma Centres in the Country, we receive patients from a large geographical area including South Yorkshire and the Peak District in North Derbyshire - perfect adventure sport territory."
"In the time before we are able to stop the bleeding, it is often necessary to give the patient an emergency blood transfusion. To offer the very highest level of care to our patients we need this blood at our fingertips. I would urge everyone to give generously, as one day you might be the one needing the emergency transfusion.”
Stuart Reid, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Lead for Major Trauma at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
or you can text EMER14 with your donation amount e.g. EMER14 £10 to 70070