Appeal for blood donors

BLOOD donors can help to save lives at a session in Morpeth tomorrow.

NHS Blood and Transplant will invite people to give blood at Storey Park Community Centre, between 1.30pm and 3.45pm and from 4.30pm to 7pm.

Donated blood can be used in emergencies, for patients undergoing surgery or for people receiving treatment for cancer and blood diseases.

Donors can give blood three times a year and the process takes about an hour, with the actual donation taking ten minutes.

Anyone aged between 17 and 65, weighing more than 50kg (7 stone 12lbs) and in general good health could be a donor.

For more information or to make an appointment call 0300 123 2323 or visit www.blood.co.uk