MP urges Bolton West residents to become lifesavers

Local MP Chris Green is urging local people to donate blood after statistics show that just 1% of his Bolton West and Atherton constituency are donors.

As part of the campaign, the MP donated blood at one of the regular blood drives at Horwich RMI.

Speaking after giving blood, he said: “There are just 928 blood donors in Bolton West and Atherton – about 1% of the constituency.

“I decided to make a donation to show local residents just how easy it is to become a blood donor and just how much you can make a difference – one donation alone can save the lives of up to three people.

“I would urge anyone who is eligible to give blood to find their next session.”

You can register at www.blood.co.uk, by contacting 0300 123 23 23 or download the NHSGiveBlood app.