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Blankets donated to patients

Following an appeal, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has received many donations of crocheted blankets to support organ donation patients at hospitals in Basingstoke and Winchester.

These blankets, along with other knitted keepsakes, are given to patients whose loved ones have made the life-changing decision to donate their organs to save the lives of others. These items are then cherished by loved ones for years to come.

In just over two months, the trust has received over 35 handmade blankets and are continuing to see a positive response to their appeal.

Of those blankets made, some have been crocheted by 103-year-old Maisie, from Basingstoke. She has spent many days crocheting the blankets and is extremely proud that each one is providing comforting support to families, with one family commenting on how it provided another level of care and were grateful for the extra focus given to them.

To make a donation to the appeal, visit www.hampshirehospitalscharity.org/crochet.

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