Now that you’ve read the title, the text should be of no surprise to you.Â Yesterday I gave blood again, this
was my twentieth donation and it took me less than an hour.Â I’m too much of a scaredy cat to donate bone marrow and I’m not nearly clever enough to be a doctor, so this is what I do to do my bit.
If everyone stopped giving blood now, there is around a week’s worth left.Â Just think, one week’s worth of blood in the whole UK.Â It costs you nothing, except an hour or so of your time once every 3 or 4 months and you can bask in the glow of having saved a life – who knows, it may be your life at risk without blood stocks.
It should also be noted that the nursing staff are extremely important to any blood drive.Â These are the people who draw the blood and can answer all sorts of questions about the process.Â They are responsible for making sure it gets from your arm to the transport safely and hygienically.Â It needs to be said that, although their job looks simple, it is very valuable and an extremely responsible position. Don’t forget, although the role as we see it doesn’t appear taxing, they will still have attended nursing school to become qualified to do this.
So, go to www.blood.co.uk to find your nearest donation centre and get signed up.