Ap­peal goes out for blood donors

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

NHS Blood and Trans­plant is en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple in Ash­ford to be­come blood donors this summer be­fore they head off on their hol­i­days.

Blood stocks fall over the summer as peo­ple have less time to do­nate – but the NHS re­lies on 7,000 peo­ple across Eng­land and Wales giv­ing blood ev­ery day.

There will be a donor ses­sion at the Swan Cen­tre in Turner Close, in South Willes­bor­ough on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 13.

Do­na­tion times are be­tween 1.30pm and 4pm and then 5pm to 7.30pm.

Any­one aged be­tween 17 to 65, and who weighs more than 50kg (7st 12lb), can give blood.

For more in­for­ma­tion about ses­sions or to book an ap­point­ment visit www.blood. co.uk

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