Appeal made for more blood donors

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MORE donors are needed to give blood and help save lives, say the NHS.

Donor sessions are taking place across the area on the following dates:

n Tuesday, August 23, in Waterlooville Community Centre, Maurepas Way, Waterlooville, from 12.45pm to 3pm, then 4pm to 6.45pm.

n Wednesday, August 24, The Victory Hall, Warsash Road, Warsash, from 2pm to 4pm, then 5pm to 7pm.

n Thursday, August 25, Thorngate Halls, Bury House, Bury Road, Gosport, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm, then 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

n Friday, August 26, in All Saints Church, Hambledon Road, Denmead, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm, then 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

To be a donor you need to be aged between 17 and 65, weigh more than 50kg (7st 12lb) and be in general good health.

There is no upper age limit for donors who have donated in the past two years.

To book an appointment at a donor session call 0300 123 23 23 or visit blood.co.uk.