Lindsay Freck from Inverness started to give blood when he was 19 and has now given more than 40 pints.
'I always knew that giving blood was the right thing to do, so I just did it. It was as simple as that. You just never know when you might need a bit of help yourself. If you’re able to help someone else right now then you never know, one day, someone else might do the same for you.
He continues, 'I'd say to anyone who has never given blood before to just do it, it’s so easy, it really doesn’t hurt at all. For anyone who hasn’t yet booked their festive donation, again - just get it done. It can make such a massive difference.’
We need to welcome 90 donors through our doors each week during the festive season
Gillian Docherty, Senior Charge Nurse
Gillian Docherty, Senior Charge Nurse at Inverness Donor Centre explains, 'Inverness Donor Centre must welcome 90 donors through its doors each week during the festive season to help ensure that the needs of Scotland's' patients are met. We've had lots of donors calling already to book their festive donation, however we still have lots of appointments remaining that we must fill.
'Please call us to book in and give a gift that's extra special this Christmas. We know that people are busy at this time of year but the demand for blood is always there. If you haven't already called to book your festive donation, please do.'