Mortgage Blood Bank
Penrith Building Society is proud to be taking part in a nationwide initiative to promote blood donation. The Blood Bank is a financial services initiative to recruit 30,000 donors from across the financial services industry by the end of 2022.
The NHS needs:
• Nearly 400 new donors a day to meet demand.
• Around 135,000 new donors a year to replace those who can no longer donate.
• 30,000 new donors with priority blood types such as O negative every year.
• More young people to start giving blood so there is enough blood in the future.
Three of the Society’s staff – Michelle Hall, Michelle Stevens and Fiona Askins – have now all signed up and made deposits to The Blood Bank.
Michelle Hall said ‘I had often thought about giving blood, but it was one of things I just never got around to doing. My parents gave blood when I was young and I can remember going with them and getting a cup of tea after their donations. When I saw The Blood Bank initiative was being launched it was the push I needed and I registered to become a donor and gave blood for the first-time last weekend. When the text arrives to tell you where your blood has been used, it’s a fabulous feeling knowing you’ve helped somebody. My next appointment is already booked.’
More information about The Blood Bank is available at www.blood-bank.co.uk
For more information about donating blood and signing up to become a donor, please visit www.blood.co.uk