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01 August 2019

Mighty donors from Little Acorns grow

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When nursery nurse Toni Scott mentioned to pupils she was going to give blood, the children were desperate to find out what it involved.

So, today pupils from NHS Grampian's Little Acorns Day Nursery were given a special treat and allowed to drop into Aberdeen Donor Centre to learn more about how we collect blood. 

Senior Nurse Carol Fraser with Little Acorns nursery pupils.
Senior Nurse Carol Fraser with Little Acorns nursery pupils.

Senior Nurse Carol Fraser said, 'While we wouldn't normally promote giving blood to children quite so young, this was a lovely chance for them to ask some questions.' 

Everyone was very interested in the blood bags.
Everyone was very interested in the blood bags.

We hope everyone enjoyed their visit and we look forward to seeing them as future donors - even if it is a few years away.

Little Acorns pupils promising to become blood donors when they grow up.
Little Acorns pupils promising to become blood donors when they grow up.

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We aim to retain 6 days of stocks at any time in order to meet the requirements of patients in Scotland.

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