A blood drive is taking place in Athy later this evening with people urged to come out and donate blood.
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is hosting the clinic at St. Laurence's GAA, Narraghmore, Athy from 4.30pm to 8pm tonight.
Those wishing to donate blood must be 18+ and donors must also bring along photo ID such as a passport or driver's licence with them to the clinic.
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service also recommends that donors eat something substantial and drink plenty of water before going to a clinic.
For more information visit www.giveblood.ie