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You don’t need a special reason to give blood. All you need is the heart to do so.
Some of us give blood because we were asked by a friend. Some know that a family member or a friend might need blood some day. Some believe it is the right thing we do.
Whatever your reason, the need is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply. And you’ll feel good knowing you've helped change a life.
For you, it's just a few moments out of your day but for patients in need, it may save their life. Specialist medical staff are on hand at all times during the donation, which is a simple, safe and painless procedure. There is no risk for donors of giving blood, and it may help patients in your country recover more quickly.
Despite medical and technological advances, blood cannot currently be made. The only way of getting hold of it is via blood donations from people who give blood. So the only way is by donating.
Because each blood donation provides three different blood components, each with its own role in treating patients, it helps up to three different people.
Just a reminder, that men can give blood up to four times a year and women up to three times providing there are at least two months between donations.
Doing a good deed is never a loss to ourselves.