FLINTSHIRE residents will have the opportunity to save up to three lives by donating blood at an event held in Connah’s Quay this month.

Welsh Blood is holding a blood donation event in Connah’s Quay on Thursday, January 23.

The event will take place at The Civic Hall on Wepre Drive and two timeslots will run with donation sessions held between 3pm and 4pm and again from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Anyone aged between 17 and 66, weighing over 7st 12lbs and not subject to certain medical conditions can volunteer.

According to the Welsh Blood website, the service – which relies entirely on donors coming forward - needs to collect 350 donations every day across the country to supply Welsh hospitals with the level of blood to meet patient needs.

Donations are used in a variety of ways, from helping emergency operations and accident victims to cancer patients and premature babies.

To book a place go to welshblood.org.uk or call 0800 252 266.