How you can give blood

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AN appeal for Morpeth blood donors has been issued.

NHS Blood and Transport will hold a donor session at Storey Park Community Centre next week.

First-time donors can be aged between 17 and 65, should weigh more than 50kg (7st 12lbs) and be in general good health.

There is no upper age limit for people who have donated in the last two years.

The session will take place on Friday, October 19, from 1.30pm to 4pm, and from 4.45pm to 7pm. To make an appointment, call 0300 123 2323 or visit