TOWNSFOLK are being encouraged to roll up their sleeves and donate blood.

NHS Blood and Transplant is appealing for volunteers to attend the next Bromsgrove donor session, to help meet the demand for blood from local hospitals.

There will be two chances to give blood at the session; from 1.30pm until 3.30pm, and 4.30pm until 7.30pm.

The session is being held at the Spadesbourne Suite, Burcot Lane, on Friday, May 16.

It is recommended to book an appointment before attending by calling 0300 123 23 23.