Chance to give blood next month

BLOOD donors are reminded of an upcoming session being held in the town next month.

The first will take place at the Town Hall, in Raby Road, on Thursday, April 11, from 2pm-3.45pm and from 4.30pm-7.15pm.

A session is also being held at Billingham High Grange Community Centre, in Casson Way, the following day on Friday, April 12, from 2pm-3.45pm and 4.30pm-7pm.

Billingham will host another session at Billingham Synthonia Club, in Belasis Avenue, on Thursday, April 18, from 10.30am-12.30pm and from 2pm-5pm.

The NHS Blood and Transplant team are urging residents to sign up ahead of the sessions.

They need to recruit 225,000 donors every year to replace people who leave the system.

To sign up or for more information about upcoming blood donor sessions, call 0300 123 23 23 or visit