Hospitals used 73 units a day
A UNIT of blood is roughly equivalent to a pint.
But blood donations are split into red cells, platelets, plasma and frozen blood products, known as cryoprecipitate.
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust used 26,629 units of red cells in 2012 – 73 per day.
Staff at the QMC and City Hospital also used 4,741 units of platelets (13 per day), 4,176 units of plasma (11 per day), and 941 units of cryoprecipitate (three per day).
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Of those, the number of units used to treat adults with blood disorders were 6,360 units of red cells, 2,518 units of platelets, 950 units of plasma, and 41 units of cryoprecipitate.
The number of units used to treat children with blood disorders were 698 units of red cells, 501 units of platelets, 14 units of plasma, and 10 units of cryoprecipitate.
The QMC was officially launched as the major trauma centre for the East Midlands in April last year.
Since then the hospital's A&E department has used 2,270 units of red cells with 10 per cent used by trauma patients.
Phillipa Cheshire, Lead Transfusion Practitioner at NUH, said: "There is currently a shortage of Group O Rh D negative donors. This blood is particularly useful for the initial treatment of trauma patients requiring blood support."