About: Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
Posted by Nacho (as ),
Having been my first time donating blood I was slightly apprehensive towards the whole process. I arrived having not eaten enough beforehand and was cared for and given lots of biscuits and juice. From afar the process of lying back in the chair and waiting 7 minutes for you to be drained look quite a boring and anxious experience.
However I am still amazed at how much I enjoyed myself. I was looked after by two or three nurses who kept me chuckling throughout the process and made sure I was doing just fine. Before I knew it the process was over and the apprehension beforehand seemed utterly pointless.
I cannot praise the staff who were there on the day enough, they were caring, thoughtful, very funny and looked like they really enjoyed their job. I will surely be back to donate more blood, because it is such a pleasant experience!