Give the ‘gift of life’ this Christmas with Larne blood donation drive

Local people are being urged to give blood. Stock image.
Local people are being urged to give blood. Stock image.

Local people are being urged to “give the gift of life” this Christmas by donating blood.

The NI Blood Transfusion service will visit First Larne Presbyterian Church Hall on Wednesday December 21 to receive donations.

President of Larne Rotary Club John Shannon said that Larne enjoys one of the highest blood donation levels in the Province, and praised the town for collecting its highest level of blood donation of 2016 in October.

“Blood is a priceless gift which can save lives,”John stated. “The last blood donation session held in Larne attracted 143 people. 113 units of blood were taken and 24 new donors attended. We hope even more people attend the next session. Giving blood is easy, it only takes one hour and can save a life.”

Donors will be welcomed between 1.30pm and 4pm and from 5.30pm-8pm on December 21.

Telephone 0500 534 666, text BLOOD to 60081 or visit www.nibts.org for more information.