About: NHS Blood and Transplant NHS Blood and Transplant
Posted by Mark Smithies (as ),
I was trying to register for a blood donation. As I work full time, I could only do this on Saturday. On the website it said that there are slots at 14: 10 on Saturday but I got an email saying that there a no free slots anymore. I can come and try but I can spend there a whole day and be sent home with nothing. No one suggested trying again some other day or in other location. I found this very odd - like my website experience was more important than my will to donate blood. Moreover - the website still indicates that donation on Saturday at 14: 10 is possible.
Where I come from (Poland), donors are welcomed everytime everyday and are treated like movie stars for the 30 minutes they spend at the donation centre. No need to make appointments, just be healthy, have a breakfast (plus other criteria) and come over. You are more than welcome, we need blood, we need people like you.