Here’s a scary fact: 96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood.
So, if you’re generally healthy and aged between 17 and 65, why not do something amazing? Give blood too. The NBS staff down at the Woodbridge Community Centre sessions will only be too glad to help you.
I started very regular blood donation when my brother – who had the same blood group as myself – became ill with a rare cancer, and every couple of weeks would need pints of blood as a transfusion. His illness lasted no more than six months – and that was thirty years ago.
Do you know, all the blood I have given since then, all 128 pints of it, would probably only just about cover the amount he was given during his illness. It really makes you think.
Heres a picture I took on Friday last as I gave my latest pint down in Woodbridge Community Hall.
They have regular blood donation sessions in Woodbridge, Kesgrave and Martlesham as well as a number in Ipswich. You can search for a session here: