A GROUP of public-spirited teenagers donated blood after school this week, many for the first time in their lives.
Inspired by a presentation from the NHS Blood and Transplant service last term, around 20 members of King’s Ely Sixth Form went up to the Lynn Road Beet Social Club to donate a half-litre of blood.
Donors have to be over 17 years of age and pass tests ensure that it is safe for them to donate their blood. Some of the students were only able to register on this occasion, but many have made appointments to donate a future sessions in February and March.
Graham Griggs, Pastoral Head of King’s Ely Sixth Form, said: “Donated blood is a lifeline for many people needing emergency and long-term treatment. We are delighted that so many of our students decided to sign up.”