Use extra hour to visit blood donor session

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AS THE clocks go back this month, people are being asked to use the extra hour to help save lives.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) says it only takes an hour to donate blood to help keep stocks up, which can be used to help people who are sick or injured.

John Canning, lead donor relations manager for NHSBT, said: ‘As the weather gets colder, people are more likely to stay indoors.

‘We would like to remind people they only need to spend an hour of their time with us in order to help save lives.

‘With the increase in the cold and flu this season, it’s vital those able to donate do so, to keep stock levels healthy.’

Here are the latest sessions:

n Monday, October 29, Havant Leisure Centre, Civic Centre Road, Havant, from 2pm to 3.55pm and 5pm to 7.30pm.

n Tuesday, October 30, Lee on Solent Community Association, Twyford Drive, Lee-on-the-Solent, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

n Wednesday, October 31, Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road, Hayling Island, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

n Thursday, November 1, Portsmouth Football Club, Fratton Way, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.