Did you know that the NHS need over 6,000 blood donations every day to treat patients in need across England? That makes over 200,000 new donors a year to keep up with demand. Without blood donation, hundreds of thousands of people would be at risk, as blood is used for a number of life saving procedures.
These figures have inspired us here at Top Banana and so for our 20th Birthday, we have created a new internal initative 20 years | 20 pints, where we’re aiming to get 20 members of staff to sign up and give blood at their local blood bank in 2019.
If we achieve this, we could impact over 60 lives as just one pint of blood can help up to 3 people at a time. One of the problems with blood is that it has an incredibly short shelf life, so the second element to our initiative is that we inspire our employees to keep going back for more!
The process is quick and painless and as the body will replace the blood volume (plasma) that you donate within 48 hours, you’re not short for long!
We’ve already got three Bananas registered for donations in February and March – so keep an eye on our social media feeds for updates on our progress! We’re really excited to be doing this and hope we can inspire you to also take the plunge and donate something that money truly can’t buy.
If you think you can join us and help give blood this year, go to the website below and book an appointment at one of your local blood banks! Before you do this however, please read the physical requirements that need to be met when giving blood.
We all want to do something fantastic for this cause – but please ensure you put your health first and only donate if you meet the NHS criteria.