With the World Cup underway the NHS Blood and Transplant Service are appealing for more donors.
Donations tend to fall away in the summer and during big sporting events.
There are just three days left of National Blood Week and the service needs 200,000 new donors every year to replace those who can no longer donate.
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Our experts take a look at the key issues that would face Scotland and the rest of the UK if Scots vote for independence.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region.
Thousands of people cross the border to visit their doctor. Patients on both sides are worried about the possible effects of a “yes” vote.