WITH the school summer holidays underway, people in Droitwich are being asked to consider giving blood before they go away with several sessions on offer at the Chateau Impney Hotel.

According to the NHS Blood and Transplant Service, donated blood stocks tend to fall around summer time as more and more people get distracted from their routine by holidays, but demand remains the same, and people are being urged to try and make time to date blood.

Shailesh Mistry, lead donor relations manager for the West Midlands said: “We know people are busy and especially in the summer but we’re asking that they remember those hospital patients who need blood to save or improve their lives. We’re asking our donors to please make an appointment to donate before they go away.

“If you’ve never given blood before, why not make this summer the time you join our donors and make a difference to others? Each blood donation can potentially save up to three lives.”

Two sessions are being held at the Chateau Impney Hotel on Monday, August 11 from 1.30-3.30pm and from 4.30-7pm.

To book an appointment in advance, call 0300 1232323.