People are being called to give a Christmas gift with a difference by donating blood.

The National Blood Service will be holding donation sessions at Allum Hall, in Allum Lane, Elstree, on Christmas Eve.

The service is on the lookout for new donors to help maintain blood stocks over the festive season.

The session will run from 9:30am to 2:15pm and is open to anyone in good general health, between the ages of 17 and 65 and who weighs more than 50kg.

To book an appointment to donate blood contact 0300 1232323.