Blood donor sessions in Pocklington

BLOOD donor sessions will be held in Pocklington next week.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is appealing to donors in Pocklington to keep their appointments or, if they are unable to attend, to let them know.

NHSBT says it has noticed an increase in donors not turning up for their appointments.

Darren Brown, lead donor relations manager for NHSBT, said: “We realise that people have busy schedules over the summer when the schools break up and families go away on holiday.

“It can be easy to forget about appointments to donate blood, but we are asking you to attend if at all possible and, if you can’t come, then please let us know.”

The sessions take place on Tuesday, 23 August, from 2pm until 4pm and from 5pm until 7pm at Burnby Hall.

Anyone who would like to donate blood and has not booked an appointment should call 0300 1232323 or visit