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06 April 2020

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Officers from the North East Division of Police Scotland took time out of their busy schedules to give blood at Aberdeen Donor Centre.

By taking advantage of the new Sunday opening hours, key workers were able to give blood at a convenient time as a group.

Inspector Vicky Stables said, 'I found out about group sessions via the scotblood blood website and thought it aligned well to our organisations wellbeing agenda; enhancing positive wellbeing by being able to give something back to the community as well as working in partnership with one of our key partners, the NHS especially at this crucial time'. 

Alison Cowie from Police Scotland giving her donation.

'When I put the message out to our officers, I was overwhelmed with the response, so we plan on having more group sessions in the future'.

Jackie Martinez, a lapsed donor, was delighted to be back donating.

'The whole process was very easy to organise, you just need to get in touch via the website or by giving them a call.'

"This is one way you can give back to the NHS. Attending an arranged blood donation session is classed as 'essential travel' so you don't worry about being stopped by one of us! Inspector Vicky Stables

'Given the exceptional circumstances we are living in at the moment, I'm sure a lot of people out there want to help.  This is one way you can give back to the NHS. Attending an arranged blood donation session is classed as 'essential travel' so you don't worry about being stopped by one of us!'

Officers from the North East Division of Police Scotland.

Head of Territory for the Northern Arch, Sylvia Armstrong-Fisher commented, 'We’re delighted that officers were able to take the time to come along and give blood. We hope that this will inspire others within the community to continue to give blood and look forward to welcoming donors in the coming weeks and months.'

  • Sign up to be a blood donor in Scotland 
  • You can search our website to find a blood donation session near you. Alternatively, call us on 0345 90 90 999, or contact us online.

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Sunday 31 May

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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