Thursday, January 03, 2008

Give Blood

If you've made a New Year resolution to do something useful - or even if you haven't - why not donate some blood? It's free, saves lives, and leaves you with a feelgood feeling (and maybe a small bruise on your arm). The mobile unit was in New Cross Sainsburys yesterday and is in Lewisham town centre today. To find a session near you use the searcher on the the National Blood Service site. Generally its best to make an appointment but if you see them in your area you can just drop in.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

5 Colyton Road, East Dulwich (by Peckham Rye)London

house (blure plaque)of Percy Lane Oliver (1878-1944), founder of the first voluntary blood donor service, lived and worked here.

He was born at St Ives, Cornwall, the son of parents Edward & Jane Oliver who moved to Peckham in the early 1880s where his father was a schoolmaster.

He was a founder member of the Camberwell Division of the Red Cross, and started the first blood donor panel in 1921. By the outbreak of World War II he had created a blood transfusion network covering the whole of the United Kingdom.

Give Blood
UNISON South East Blood Branch