WHEN you need donated blood after an accident or as part of treatment for an illness, you really, really need it. However, we are repeatedly told of shortages, whether it be for overall supplies or specific blood types.
Surely it is time to consider compulsory donations? They could be made once every two years as part of the privilege of having a driver’s licence. The system would obviously have an opt-out choice. There is surely a better way to secure blood supplies in the 21st century than having to constantly call for donations. Jon Bassett