Blood is something we all expect to be there for us when we need it, yet less than 3% of us actively give blood – many people would not be alive today, including my mother, if it wasn’t for the generosity of blood donors.
Most people can give blood, but all donors have to meet the eligibility criteria before their blood is accepted to ensure there’s no risk of harming you or the patients who will receive it.
I have just signed up to be a blood donor and I am due to give blood in March 2016 (unless there is an available appointment near me before then). This will be my first time in giving blood and is something which is on my bucket list of things I want to do during my life. I am hoping to donate on a general basis as I know the importance of being a blood donor.
For those in the UK wanting to look into giving blood you can get all the latest information at www.blood.co.uk
It is really easy to sign up and even easier to search for available appointments in your area.
So for you awesome Stashcast listeners, do some amazing today – give blood and save lives!