Blood donor bosses are making a special plea ahead of Mother’s Day.

They are highlighting, as part of their latest campaign, how donated blood is often used to help new mums and their babies.

“We are regularly contacted by grateful young mothers who owe their lives to donors after receiving transfusions during childbirth,” said Donna Batty, for NHS Blood and Transplant.

A session is planned at Victoria Hall in Keighley from 1.15pm to 3.15pm and 4.15pm to 6.30pm on Monday. Call 0300 123 23 23 or visit for details.