People in Ilkeston are being urged to make an appointment to give blood this month.
A donor session will be held at The Arena Church on Tuesday December 30 from 12.30pm until 7.30pm.
Last year one in five blood donor appointments were missed over the festive period in the UK putting NHS Blood and Transplant’s critical operation under unnecessary pressure.
Around 210,000 whole blood donations will be needed over the coming five weeks to supply hospitals across England and North Wales treating patients with cancer and anaemias, after accidents or childbirth complications, and during surgery.
Donors can call 0300 123 23 23 or go online at blood.co.uk