Blood donors are needed

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AN APPEAL has gone out for people to donate blood.

NHS Blood and Transplant is reminding donors to give blood to help those in need.

Hospitals in England rely on around 6,000 units a day to treat patients, but blood stocks can come under pressure at this time of year as people get distracted by holidays, sporting events and the warmer weather.

Karen Healy, from NHS Blood and Transplant, said: ‘This is the time of year when we need our amazing donors more than ever. If you can make and keep an appointment you will be doing an incredibly important thing – helping us to save and improve lives at a time.’

Sessions will be held on July 5 in Waterlooville, on July 28 in Gosport and on July 29 in Denmead, call 0300 123 23 23 or go to for more.