I have been sat in flood of tears watching the Margot plea for donors this weekend but it did get me thinking…..
1. Here is the link so you too can watch the family’s plea for help – Margot Martini Appeal – Read the appeal and get signing up!
2. I am registered as a blood donor and a bone marrow donor but I haven’t donated in a while so I really must go again.
3. Registering as a donor for Bone Marrow was easy I just had to let them have a little bit more blood on a donation day.
4. I have moved and NOT CHANGED MY ADDRESS. There must be hundreds of people who forget to do this especially if they haven’t donated for a while. So make sure your contact details are up to date. CLICK HERE to update your details or register.
This is my plea to you. I can understand that there are people that are not allowed to donate blood or go on the donation list but the more people we have on both the blood donation and bone marrow registers the better. What would happen if you, or your child needed a transfusion? Yes they have banks of blood but they are dwindling we need to restock them!
FACT : Male donors can give blood every 12 weeks. That’s approximately every 3 months or 4 times in a 12 month period. Female donors can give every 16 weeks or approximately every 4 months.
I know that some people won’t donate because they hate needles or blood but just take a minute to think about how many needles poor Margot has had to have put into her little body. One needle, a lie down on a bed, a cup of tea and your done! Just completing these simple steps could prove to be so beneficial for so many people.
Bone Marrow Donations
To add yourself to the Bone Marrow donation database is really easy if you already give blood. Just tell the nurses when you and they will take an extra blood sample, so that they can identify your tissue type for the registry from your DNA – the genetic material our bodies are made up from.
Or you can easily register for Swab pack
Thank you for your time in reading my post. Please let me know if I have persuaded you to sign up 🙂Elaine