A total of 22 people have been killed, and around 60 have been injured, after an explosive device was set off at the Manchester Arena last night.

Police have confirmed that the sole attacker died in the explosion.

Chief Constable Ian Hopkins of Manchester Police has also confirmed that children are among those killed in the attack.

For the people of Manchester, one way they can help support the emergency services and survivors of the attack is blood donation.

A couple of medical centres are holding blood donation sessions today:

  • Norfolk House Donor Centre, 7 Brown Street, Manchester, Lancs, M2 1DA
  • Manchester Plymouth Grove Donor Centre, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), Manchester Centre, Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LL

The NHSBT has said no additional blood drives are planned because it has enough blood stocks at present, but it urges anyone with an appointment in the next few days to do their best to keep it.

Anyone wishing to donate can book an appointment at Blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23 to find their nearest session.

If any additional blood donation drives become available we will update this page.

HT Metro

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