NHS Blood and Transplant is asking people in Marchwood and surrounding areas to make a New Year’s resolution that saves lives.

Giving blood for the first time is an inspirational way to start 2017. By giving up just one hour of your time you could save or improve up to three lives. You will get a warm welcome, a refreshing drink and the famous biscuits.

NHS Blood and Transplant always needs first time donors to replace those who can’t donate any more, and to ensure we have the right mix of blood groups to meet patient needs.

You can help ensure that patients have access to the blood they need, when they need it.

Most people can give blood. If you’re generally in good health, between the ages of 17 and 65 and weigh at least 7st 12lbs (50kg) you could start giving blood today.

The next blood donor session in Marchwood is on 10 January 2017 at Marchwood Village Hall, Marchwood, Southampton. SO40 4SX

Session times – 12:00 to 16:30

To book an appointment or for further information ring 0300 123 23 23 or visit our website www.blood.co.uk