Aberdeen University Kickboxing Club provides knockout performance
Members of the club rolled up their sleeves to give blood at the University of Aberdeen session last week.
Organiser and Club Head Coach Adam Lambert said ‘At the start of the year we had met with our committee and discussed our aims for the year. We wanted to make sure that included fundraising and charity. Members of the club expressed an interest in doing a blood drive as a club and we had seen that other clubs and societies had done it before.'
‘I think a lot of people realise that blood donation is important but until you start talking about it and going through the registration process, you don’t realise quite how vital it is. Over half the people in our group are first time donors so it’s great to get people started on this donation journey’.
Club President Juliette Protti made her first donation and said ‘I was nervous but it’s easy and it’s really important for us to play our role in the community and help others.'
First time donor Boris Skvortsov said ‘I was scared before it started but lying on the bed, I had no fear at all, it was really relaxing!’
The 18 donations made by the club have helped to save or improve the live of 54 patients in Scotland.
Hugh thanks to Aberdeen University Kickboxing Club for their donations and we can’t wait to welcome you again.
If you would like to give blood as a group, please contact us for more information
To register as a blood donor please visit scotblood.co.uk or call 0345 90 90 999
Current blood stock levels across Scotland Friday 08 December