Desperate need for blood donors
PEOPLE are being asked to give blood this month at venues across Ashford and Shepway. The National Blood Service says donors are desperately needed in May as the two bank holiday weekends distract many regular blood donors. People can give blood in Ashford, Tenterden, Folkestone and New Romney at the venues below. Existing donors can give blood every 16 weeks. To become a blood donor you must be aged between 17 and 59 and weigh more than 7st 12lb.
Ashford: Furley Hall, in Maidstone Road, on Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18, from 1.30pm to 4pm and 5pm to 7.30pm.
Ashford: Saint Simon’s Catholic Church, Brookfield Road, South Ashford, on Thursday, May 24, from 1.30pm to 4pm and 5pm to 7.30pm.
Tenterden: Tenterden Leisure Centre, Recreation Ground Road, tomorrow (Friday) from 1.15pm to 4pm and 5pm to 7.15pm.
Folkestone: The Grand Hotel, The Leas, on Tuesday, May 15, Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 30, from 1.30pm to 4pm and 5pm to 7pm.
New Romney: St Nicholas Infant School, in Fairfield Road, on Sunday, May 27, from 9.30am to 1.30pm.
For more details or to book an appointment call 0845 7711 711 or visit www.blood.co.uk