Sign up to give blood

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BLOOD donors are being urged to call into some sessions next month to do their bit to help save lives.

More than 300 people have signed up to the blood donor register in Hartlepool in less than six weeks after the Mail launched the Mine’s A Pint campaign, aiming to halt a worrying decline of blood donors in Hartlepool.

Holly Mason, lead donor relations manager at NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), said: “We would like to thank everyone from Hartlepool who has supported the Mail’s Mine’s A Pint campaign to encourage people to become blood donors.

“We hope that new registrants who haven’t donated yet will book an appointment to do so soon.”

The latest sessions take place on Thursday, June 13, at the Town Hall in Raby Road, between 10am-noon and 1pm-3.30pm.

The same venue hosts a double session on Friday, June 18, between 2pm-3.45pm and 4.30pm-7.45pm.

On Monday, June 25, donors can attend Seaton Carew Social Club, on Station Lane, from 2.15pm-4pm and 4.45pm-7pm.

On the same day, donors from East Durham can attend Peterlee Methodist Church Hall, in Bede Way, from 2pm-4pm or 4.45pm-7pm.

To sign up to the blood donor register visit

Alternatively call 0300 1232323.