Give blood in Bawtry sessions

File photo dated 12/06/05 of a person giving blood as demand for blood donations is likely to soar during the Olympics, health experts have said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday June 14, 2012. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) estimate that the demand for blood type O- will surge by 70% during the 2012 Games. Statistics show that during public holidays, demand for type O- blood - which can be transfused into any patient regardless of their own blood type - rises significantly. During the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, demand was 69% higher, statistics show. NHSBT urged donors, including those with other blood types, to come forward ahead of an 'exceptionally busy' summer for blood banks. See PA story HEALTH Blood. Photo credit should read: Haydn West/PA Wire
File photo dated 12/06/05 of a person giving blood as demand for blood donations is likely to soar during the Olympics, health experts have said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday June 14, 2012. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) estimate that the demand for blood type O- will surge by 70% during the 2012 Games. Statistics show that during public holidays, demand for type O- blood - which can be transfused into any patient regardless of their own blood type - rises significantly. During the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, demand was 69% higher, statistics show. NHSBT urged donors, including those with other blood types, to come forward ahead of an 'exceptionally busy' summer for blood banks. See PA story HEALTH Blood. Photo credit should read: Haydn West/PA Wire

Bawtry residents are urged to give blood at a session in The New Hall, Station Road, on August 30.

Anyone aged 17 to 65, weighing more than 50kg, could donate.

Sessions are from 1-3.30pm and 4.30-7.15pm.

Details: 0300 123 23 23 or www.blood.co.uk.