Bath celebrates frequent blood donors

February 25, 2013 by  

Bath residents who have given blood a number of times are being praised for the example they are setting for others.

A small group of people from the area have given blood 75 times each, putting them in the top three per cent of donators. These residents were recognised for their commitment in a special awards ceremony at a hotel in Somerset.

Blood donor centres appear around the country at places like schools and community centres. Organisers often use banner printing services to raise awareness in the areas. Many also turn to flyer printing.

Bath resident Lynn-Sarah Green was amongst the donators who had given blood 75 times. She spoke about her experience, saying:

“I was 18 when I first gave blood and was excited and nervous at the same time. I always find that the nurses are really friendly and caring. It is lovely to think that I am helping others less fortunate.”

The national blood donation service for England and Wales states that four per cent of the population donates blood which has to support the other 96 per cent of the population when they are in need; and the service constantly appeals to the public to become blood donors. The service frequently runs local and national advertising campaigns to encourage people to donate.

The key requirements for giving blood are that blood donors are over the age of 17 and that they weigh over 50kg. Anyone wishing to find out more about giving blood can do so by visiting the official blood donation website, www.blood.co.uk.

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