Blood doners needed

Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) will be inviting local residents to donate blood soon.

A spokesperson for SNBTS said: “In the coming winter months, we can expect a significant drop in blood donors which is why we are asking your local residents to come forward and donate.

“Every minute of every day someone in Scotland receives blood as part of a life-saving or life-enhancing treatment. Only 5% of the population are active blood donors. The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) must welcome 5000 blood donors every week to meet the needs’ of patients in Scotland. We aim to have six days supply of each blood group at all times to continue to meet hospital requirements. Whether you’re a new donor; returning donor or a regular donor, SNBTS would like to invite you to your local blood donating session. For more information please visit www.scotblood.co.uk or connect with SNBTS on Facebook www.facebook.com/givebloodforscotland and Twitter @givebloodscot.”

The service will visit:

Stranraer High Kirk Hall, Leswalt High Road on Tuesday, October 27 - 2.30pm - 3.45pm & 5.15pm - 7.30pm