Donors to make new year best yet

LIFE-SAVING volunteers are again required to give blood at a new year clinic to be held at Market Rasen’s Festival Hall.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is celebrating a successful 2010 in which more than 6,900 organ and cornea transplants were carried out in the UK and more than two million donations of blood were collected in England and North Wales.

The year also saw a record number of patients across the UK receive a transplant and the number of people on the NHS Organ Donor Register hit 17.7m.

NHSBT is now returning to Market Rasen on Friday, January 21, to hold a blood donation clinic at the Festival Hall between 1.30pm and 4pm and 5pm to 8pm.