Date for blood donor session

WITH the arrival of summer and the warmer weather it brings, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is reminding blood donors in Whitby and district to remember the constant need for blood all year round, whatever the weather.

The next donor session will take place at Whitby Leisure Centre on 30 June.

Blood donors can donate three times a year and the process of giving blood takes around an hour - with the actual donation taking about 10 minutes.

Booking an appointment in advance minimises waiting times and allows you to select a location and time to donate that suits you.

Anyone aged between 17 - 65, weighing more than 50 kg (7 stone 12lbs) and in general good health could potentially start saving lives by becoming a blood donor.

There is no upper age limit for donors who have donated in the last two years. To book an appointment call the Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23 or visit