WREXHAM residents will have the opportunity to save up to three lives by donating blood at an event held at Glyndŵr University next month.

Welsh Blood is holding a blood donation event in Wrexham on Tuesday, February 11.

The event will take place at Glyndŵr University's Catrin Finch Centre in Plas Coch, Mold Road and two timeslots will run with donation sessions held between 11am and 12pm and again from 1.30pm to 3.45pm.

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.