Blood donors are needed for Kimberley sessions

BLOOD donors are being sought in Kimberley.

People are needed for a blood donor session to take place at Kimberley Leisure Centre on Tuesday, February 14.

There are two sessions, one between 1pm and 3.15pm, and a second between 4.45pm and 7.30pm.

Holly Mason, spokesman for NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “It only takes one donation to help save and treat up to three lives so giving blood this leap year can make a huge difference to patients in need.

“With only four per cent of the eligible population regularly donating, it is important that people sign up to give blood and return on a regular basis.”

Anyone wanting to donate for the first time should be aged between 17 and 65, weighing at least 50 kg, or seven stone 12lbs, and in general good health. If you have donated before, you can start again up to your 70th birthday, and there is no upper age limit for donors who have donated in the last two years.

To find out more about blood sessions or to book an appointment call 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk.