Blood donor session at Sunderland church

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PEOPLE can donate blood tomorrow at a Wearside church.

The event will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints Mormon Chapel in Queen Alexandra Road, Sunderland, between 2.30pm and 4.30pm and 4.45pm and 7.15pm.

There are spaces for people to donate for the first time and appointments can be booked in advance.

First-time donors should be aged between 17 and 65 and weigh at least 7 stone 12lbs and be in general good health.

There is no upper age limit for those who have donated in the last two years.

Donna Batty, NHS lead donor relations manager, said: “If you can free up some time to help those who vitally need a blood transfusion, then please come along.”

For information or to book an appointment visit or call 0300 123 23 23.