BLOOD donors in Dorset are being invited to take part in ground-breaking research which could transform the process of blood donation around the world.

The two-year study, run by the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford and NHS Blood and Transplant, aims to discover if the time between donations can be tailored to individual donors, based on age, weight, diet and inherited factors.

Currently there is no scientific data so the time between donations varies across Europe. In England it is currently 12 weeks for men and 16 weeks for women.

To take part, you must be over 18 years and have access to the internet with a valid email address. You also need to be able to give blood when called at one of the permanent donation clinics. These include, the Poole donor centre at Boots The Chemist, The Dolphin Centre, 190-196 High Street.

For more information call 0300 123 2323 or visit intervalstudy