For the first day of my kindness challenge, I have arranged a blood donation appointment and pledge to donate as often as I can.
In July 2015, I became a blood donor and donated for the first time. Not bad for someone who is petrified of needles.
Giving blood is quick, easy and it saves lives.
Although I was really anxious in the run up to my appointment, I was adamant that I would see it through.
As expected, the whole experience was painless and over quickly. I felt good and proud of myself, knowing that I could have just helped to save a life.
The staff were lovely and they even made me stay afterwards to drink tea and eat biscuits. I know!
Unfortunately, I couldn’t attend my next appointment as I was pregnant. However, in the blink-of-an-eye, Hudson is now almost 6-months old which means I can safely donate again.
I have booked the next available session local to me which is in February 2017 and I look forward to donating regularly.
Why give blood?
6,000 donations are needed every day to treat patients in need across England. Each year, approximately 200,000 new donors are required.
Blood is something we all expect to be there for us when we need it, yet less than 3% of us actively donate.
Why not register as a donor and book an appointment to give blood and help someone in need today?
Your donation will make an amazing gift to people who need it in an emergency or for on-going medical treatment.