Latest dates for people to donate blood locally

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THE latest batch of blood donor sessions have been announced.

NHS Blood and Transplant say there is a drop in the number of people who donate blood during major events.

And this year people are being asked to remember to donate due to the Euro 2012 football tournament and the forthcoming Olympics.

The next sessions take place on the following days, locations and times:

· Monday, June 25, Havant Leisure Centre, Civic Centre, Havant, from 2pm to 3.55pm and 5pm to 7.30pm.

· Wednesday, June 27, Hayling Community Centre, Station Road, Hayling Island, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

· Thursday, June 28, Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

· Friday, June 29, Portsmouth Football Club, Fratton Way, Fratton, from 1.30pm to 3.25pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

To find out if you are eligible to donate blood go to

People can also find out more about local sessions by calling 0300 123 23 23.