AYRSHIRE residents are being invited to give blood next week.

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) will be visiting the West Kilbride community centre on Tuesday, July 23, between 2.30pm and 3.30pm and then again from 5pm-7.30pm.

A spokesperson for SNBTS said: “Every minute of every day someone in Scotland receives blood as part of a lifesaving or life improving treatment.

“Less than four per cent of the population currently give blood.

“The SNBTS must welcome 3,500 blood donors each week to meet the needs of patients in Scotland.

“We aim to maintain a six-day supply of each blood group, at all times, to continue to meet hospital requirements.

“Whether you’ve never donated before, give blood regularly or haven’t been for a while, SNBTS would like to invite you to your local blood donating session.”