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NHS is turning away blood donors as online booking service causes chaos

But members of the public who have given blood for decades say they have struggled to use the online system, or booked their slot only to find that when they turned up it had been cancelled. Earlier this week, the authority issued a call for men to sign up to donate… Charities said the situation was “crazy”, urging health chiefs to take account of the needs of the four million older people who are not online. Health chiefs scrapped “bloodmobiles”, which used to visit high streets and workplaces, in 2017 and switched to an appointment-only model which does not allow “walk in” visits. Blood donors are being turned away as a new NHS online booking system causes chaos, an investigation today reveals. read more