Blood donors thanked for their generosity
Blood donors in Cambuslang have been thanked for their amazing generosity.
The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service recently visited the Cambuslang Institute - and had more attendees than expected.
They were also boosted by a group of pupils from Cathkin High School, who came along to do their bit.
Janey Grier from the SNBTS said: “As ever, it was a busy session. We had projected 130 people would attend, but we actually had 135 people from the area.
“Of these, 20 new donors, which was excellent, especially as nine of these were 17-year-olds.
“We collected 117 actual donations, which was a great result - many thanks to all who attended.”
Meanwhile, Reformer readers have one last chance to donate blood locally this year.
They will be in Croftfoot Parish Church, at 318 Croftpark Avenue, today (Wednesday, December 30), from 4-7.30pm.
They will return next year, on March 10, to Rutherglen Town Hall, from 2-3.45pm and from 5.15-7.30pm.
The service will then be at the Cambuslang Institute, Greenlees Road, Wednesday, April 8, from 2pm to 3.45pm and 5.15pm to 7.30pm.
Male donors can give blood every 12 weeks. That’s approximately every three months or four times in a 12 month period.
Female donors can give every 16 weeks or approximately every four months. Most people can give blood. As long as you are fit and healthy, weigh over seven stone 12 lbs (50kg) and are aged between 17 and 66 (up to 70 if you have given blood before) you should be able to give blood.
Visit www.scotblood.co.uk for more information.
Take a break Having a juice after making her donation is Louise Holmes from Halfway, with daughter Olivia (6) and Nathan Tait (3) who she childminds