New blood donor centre

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A NEW blood donor venue has opened in South Yorkshire – with residents urged to donate on Valentine’s Day.

Pastures Lodge in Pastures Lane, Mexborough, is replacing Montagu Hospital as the host venue for a series of sessions throughout the year.

The first one takes place on Monday, running from 11.30am until 1.15pm, 2.30pm to 4pm, and 5pm until 7.15pm.

Holly Mason, from NHS Blood and Transplant said: “We’d like to thank all donors for their continuing generosity at the Montagu Hospital over the years and now appeal to those who have ever thought about becoming a donor – there’s no better time than now to donate.”

Donors need to be aged 17 to 65, in general good health and weigh more than 7st 12lb. Call 0300 1232323 or visit to register.