For the fourth time yesterday I gave blood, something that I have been doing for the past year and a half. It's such an easy thing to do, I can understand people's thoughts about it being painful, but it's not at all! The most painful part was taking the plaster off at the end!
It's so easy to do, you can sign up right this minute by clicking here, book an appointment and et voila! you're done.
When you go in, you drink a glass of squash so you're well hydrated, then they test your blood which involves pricking your finger, then you're off to give blood where they put a needle into a vein in your arm and start. It takes about 10 minutes and then they'll take the needle out and put a plaster on you and you're all done. I never have had any bad side effects after but sometimes people can feel faint after.
I would recommend anyone to go and do it, because it's easy and helps make a difference!