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PEOPLE are being encouraged to donate blood ahead of an awareness week next month.

June 10 to June 16 is National Blood Week, and it is hoped people will come forward to donate.

John Canning, lead donor relations manager for NHS Blood and Transplant for the Portsmouth area, said: ‘During this year’s National Blood Week, we are hoping to encourage people in Portsmouth who have never given blood before to commit to give blood for the first-time and to remind those who have not given for some time to come back and donate.

‘Please come and help us to provide the blood that hospitals and their patients need. A donor saves and improves lives every time they donate – and you could too.’

Here are the dates, places and times of the next donor sessions:

Monday, June 3, Stamshaw Leisure Centre, Wilson Road, Stamshaw, Portsmouth, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Wednesday, June 5, Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road, Hayling Island, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Friday, June 7, Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham, Portsmouth, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Monday, June 10, Fratton Park, Fratton Way, Portsmouth, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

To find out more about sessions, visit blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23.