PEOPLE across the Keighley district are being urged to give blood.

NHS Blood and Transplant has issued the plea to help boost low stock levels.

Donor centres include Victoria Hall, in Keighley.

Paul O’Brien, NHS director of blood supply, says: "We are calling on local people to fill available blood donation appointments at our centres over coming days and weeks to help us boost blood stock levels.

"There is a particular need for O negative and O positive donors.

"If you’re able to donate, please go online at or call 0300 123 23 23 to book an appointment.

"And please also encourage family and friends to book an appointment too.

"By giving an hour of your time, you could save up to three lives."