Blood donation is vital
Blood donation is vital for the delivery of healthcare, and it saves and enhances lives.
Most of us know someone who has benefited from donated blood through emergency surgery, for routine operations, in the treatment of cancer, or childbirth.
There are almost 800 blood donation sessions a year at around 180 locations throughout Northern Ireland.
If you are between the age of 17 and 65 and in reasonably good health you should be able to give blood for the first time .
You can find out more, including how to become a donor, from the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service.