Public urged to give blood

HARROGATE residents are being urged to brave the typically cold January weather and save lives by donating blood next month.

The Harrogate session takes place at the Cairn Hotel, Ripon Road, on Tuesday, January 3, from 2-4pm and 5-7.30pm.

Darren Bowen, from NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), said: “Lots of people are warm to the idea of giving blood but may get put off by the cold weather at this time of the year.

“We can guarantee them a warm welcome and a hot cup of tea at all of our sessions – plus the satisfaction of knowing they are helping sick and injured people.”