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Happy 80th birthday to 999!

The familiar 999 phone number is the world's oldest emergency service – and it's 80 years old today.

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From about 1,000 calls during its first week of operation in London back in 1937, the service has expanded to take well over half a million calls every seven days in 2017 (figures from BT).

Save the lives of others, while going about yours

This week we are supporting National Blood Week (19 – 25 June) and we’re helping to celebrate how blood donors make a difference every day, saving people whose lives depend on blood.

Over the last year 900,000 people have given up their time by donating blood to help patients in need. But we need 200,000 new blood donors to ensure that patients in the future have access to the blood they need, when they need it.