National Blood Week runs this week and efforts are being made to raise awareness of the important role blood donors play in saving lives.
A quarter of people will need a blood transfusion at least once in their lives but only 4% of people are registered and regularly donate.
Ian Payne spoke to Jon Latham from the National Blood Service to find out why so many people are needed to give blood.
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Kerrie brings you Saturday's Pollen for the Border region
Kerrie brings you Saturday's forecast for the Border region
Rather windy at times but many places dry and bright with scattered showers.