Donor appeal to holidaymakers

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A BLOOD donor session will take place in Ponteland next week.

NHS Blood and Transplant is holding the session at Ponteland Memorial Hall in Darras Road on Thursday.

Donors are urged to give blood before they depart for summer holidays as donating is restricted after travelling to certain parts of the world.

To give blood, people should be aged between 17 and 65, weigh more than 50kg (7 stone 12lbs) and be in general good health. There is no upper age limit for people who have donated in the last two years.

The Ponteland session runs from 2pm to 3.30pm, and from 4.15pm to 7pm.

To book an appointment call the Donor Line on 0300 123 2323, or visit www.blood.co.uk