A different type of adventure all together. This morning I am off to give blood.  I have done this a couple of times before but this is the first time in a while. I head down to the center with my paperwork.

First you see an assistant who goes through your paperwork, checking your travel history ect. important if you have been to certain countries especially malarial countries.  This is also the finger prick time, this is the bit that I don’t like but its over in a moment. But my iron levels are okay so next its through to the main event.

Set up in the chair I get a good view of a cooking program on the telly which is good.  Then all hooked up.  I keep my blood pressure up using some of the handy hints that the nursing team give, making sure to keep clenching my fist and bobbling my feet up and down.  It is down 20 minutes or so and after a few minutes of pressure and sitting up straight, I’m off to the refreshments and enjoying a ginger-nut and some cordial.  Yum.

It is virtually painless, it takes no time at all and it saves lives.  Please donate if you can and if your can’t nag your partners, siblings, parents to do so.

Head to the website for more information.

https://www.blood.co.uk/

 

 

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