Roll up your sleeve and donate this November

Portsmouth home to thousands of stem cell donors

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A CALL for people to donate blood has been issued by the NHS.

Ahead of Christmas, NHS Blood and Transplant, is asking people to make sure they help keep blood donor levels up.

John Canning, NHSBT’s lead donor relations manager, said: ‘This is an extremely challenging time of year for us as we need to make sure hospitals are supplied with blood over Christmas.’

Here is a list of places people can go to donate:

n Monday, November 18, Crofton Community Centre, in Stubbington Lane, Stubbington, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

n Tuesday, November 19, Waterlooville Community Centre, in Maurepas Way, Waterlooville, from, 11am to 1.30pm and 3pm to 5.30pm.

n Wednesday, November 20, Portsmouth Football Club, The Victory Lounge, Fratton Park, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

n Friday, November 22, Emsworth Community Centre, Church Path, Emsworth, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.