Plea to blood donors to keep their appointment

BLOOD donors in Ripley are being reminded to keep their appointments this Tuesday.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) are visiting Ripley Juniors School on Poplar Avenue, Ripley on Tuesday, where several local people will attend to give blood. NHSBT says it has noticed an increase in donors not turning up for their appointments and are asking those who have booked a slot to keep it.

Holly Mason, lead donor relations manager for NHSBT, said: “We are asking you to attend if at all possible and if you can’t come then please let us know.”

The donor session will run from 1pm until 3.15pm and then from 4.45pm until 7.30pm.