Give blood and help save a life

PEOPLE are being asked to help save a life by giving blood at a donation session in Scarborough.

The session will take place at Westborough Methodist Church on Tuesday January 17 from 2pm to 4pm and 5pm to 7pm.

Most people can give blood. If you are generally in good health, age 17 to 65 (if it’s your first time) and weigh at least 7st 12lb you can donate.

You can give blood every 16 weeks – approximately every four months.

People can register as a blood donor or find out more about the process, and how blood is used, by going to www.blood.co.uk

To make an appointment call 0845 7 711 711.

Sessions are held at Westborough Church on a regular basis throughout the year.

NHS Blood and Transplant holds an awareness-raising week about giving blood each summer, normally in June.