When and where to give blood

THERE are a number of opportunities for people to sign up and give blood in the coming weeks.

A blood donor session is being held at Hartlepool Town Hall, in Raby Road, today from 2pm-4pm.

But people will also get chance to give blood at the Town Hall on Thursday, January 3 from 2pm-3.45pm and again from 4.30pm-7.15pm.

Another session will be held on Thursday, January 17, from 2pm-3.45pm and 4.30pm-7.15pm.

People can also sign up ahead of a donor session at Owton Manor Community Centre, in Wynyard Road, on Monday, February 11 next year, from 2.30pm-3.45pm and 4.30pm-7pm.

Peterlee Methodist Church Hall, in Bede Way, in Peterlee, is also hosting a session today, from 4.30pm-7pm and again on Tuesday, January 8 from 10am-noon and 1.30pm-3.45pm.

People can give blood at Wingate Community Centre next month. A session will be held on Wednesday, January 16 from 2.45pm-3.45pm and 4.30pm-7pm.

Meanwhile a session will also be held at Billingham High Grange Community Centre, in Casson Way on Friday, January 4 from 2pm-3.45pm and 4.30pm-7pm.

To find out if you are eligible to become a blood donor and make a date to donate, visit www.blood.co.uk or call us on 0300 123 23 23.