NHS Blood Donation has a Facebook page where people share photos of loved ones, who are only here today thanks to those who gave blood. I think it’s lovely.
And as it’s Christmas and we’re all in the giving mood, it’s also made me think – why not give a gift that’s actually needed?
At this time of year, when everyone’s partying, not as many people give blood – and the NHS need 200,000 donations if they’re to have enough for life-saving and life-changing transfusions.
So next week, as well as Christmas shopping*, I’m going to take an hour to do something nice.
You can find your nearest place to give blood here.
*crying on the floor of Westfield