Blood sessions planned locally

Blood donation centres such as this one will now be more accessible for gay and transgender people

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FURTHER sessions to donate blood in the Portsmouth area have been announced for next month.

As reported previously in The News, NHS Blood and Transplant is in charge of organising donor sessions.

It said it noted a decrease of three per cent in blood levels during the Wimbledon fortnight.

And with the Olympics starting next week, people are being reminded to donate at the following places:

Tuesday, August 7, Waterlooville Community Centre, Maurepas Way, Waterlooville, from 11am to 1.30pm and 3pm to 5.30pm.

Thursday, August 9, Community Centre, Church Path, Emsworth, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Friday, August 10, Meadowside Leisure Centre, Whiteley Way, Whiteley, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.