Blood doners needed

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) will be in Newton Stewart at the Assembly Hall, Douglas Ewart High School on Corsbie Road on Sunday, November 8, from 12 noon to 3.30pm.

A SNBTS spokeperson said: “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 6 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.”