BE a sport and become a blood donor.
That's the plea from the National Blood Service in the run-up to the Athens Olympics.
Every day in the Yorkshire region more than 1,000 units of blood are needed to save and improve the lives of patients in hospitals.
Rachel Roberts, a spokeswoman for the NBS in the region, said: "Many of our Olympic athletes will return from Athens as heroes.
"But people should remember they can be heroes closer to home, just by giving blood.
"Just one donation can save or improve the lives of three patients."
If you are aged between 17 and 60, in general good health and weigh more than 50 kilograms you could give blood.
There are sessions for donors planned in Huddersfield town centre, Brighouse, Cleckheaton, Dalton, Kirkheaton, Golcar and Meltham.
For details, call the National Donor Helpline on 0845 7711711.