Blood donors urged to attend sessions

PEOPLE in Scarborough are being encouraged to give blood, with a trio of sessions taking place next month.

Westborough Methodist Church will host the events on Tuesdays August 2, 16 and 30.

Spokesman Darren Bowen said: “We ask you to attend if at all possible but if you can’t attend your appointment that you let us know by calling 0300 123 23 23 so that your appointment can be offered to someone else. It is also worth remembering that if you are going away in England or North Wales that you could make your donation at your holiday destination.”

Anyone aged between 17 to 65, weighing more than 50kg (7st 12lbs) and in general good health could potentially start saving lives by becoming a blood donor. There is no upper age limit for donors who have donated in the last two years. To book an appointment call the Donor Line or visit www.blood.co.uk