Consider saving a life in the New Year

Eastbourne residents are being asked to save a life or three for their New Year’s resolution by giving blood in 2013.

NHS Blood and Transplant is challenging people to spare an hour of their time to donate blood.

The New Year’s resolution message comes at a time when there is a need to recruit new donors after a dramatic decline in the number of younger donors signing up in 2012.

NHSBT aims to recruit 100,000 new donors in 100 days to counteract this drop and protect future blood stocks.

Sessions are on January 7 (at the Kings Centre) and January 16 (the Winter Garden).