BLOOD donors are desperately needed in Huddersfield area.
And NHS Blood and Transplant are making a fresh appeal for people to spring in to action and help others.
Nationally over 7,000 units of blood are needed every day by hospitals to treat people suffering from a wide range of ailments and injuries.
Blood is needed for patients undergoing treatments for cancer, people who have been involved in accidents and by women who experience complications during childbirth, to name just a few.
NHSBT spokesman Darren Bown said: “Now the worst of the wintry weather is hopefully out of the way and temperatures are on the rise, we are calling for people to spare just a little of their time to donate blood.
“We would love to see both new and existing donors coming down to one of our local sessions in May.
“We can promise them a warm welcome and the satisfaction of knowing that their life-saving donation will be used to help ill or injured people in our region.”
Anyone wanting to donate for the first time should be aged between 17 and 65 weighing at least 50kg and in general good health.
Those who have donated before can start again up to their 70th birthday and there is no upper age limit for donors who have donated in the last two years.
Donor sessions are run between 2pm and 4pm and 5pm and 7pm at the following venues:
The Pie Hall, Denby Dale on May 11.
The Methodist Mission, Lord Street today and on May 28.