BLOOD donor sessions will be held either side of Christmas Day so people can still help save lives.
NHS Blood and Transplant organises sessions for the area and said it sees a dip in the number of people donating during the festive season.
The following sessions take place next week:
n Wednesday, December 24, The Victory Lounge, Fratton Park, Portsmouth, 10am to 2.30pm.
n Friday, December 26, Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport, 10.15am to 2.45pm.