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22 April 2024

Tayview teachers give blood

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Teachers and support staff from Tayview Primary School in Dundee, not only strive to provide their pupils with the best learning experience, but are encouraging staff members, parents and local community in Dundee to get involved and book their appointment to give blood.

Emma Coupar, a teacher from the group advised how staff had been encouraging others to book in to give blood.

'As a school, we are trying to become more involved within the community and do good. It's been 12 years since some of us last booked in to give blood and we would like to make sure this is something we do on a regular basis. We have calculated that between the six of us, a total of 27 donations have been given. Each donation can be separated into three separate components, so this means we have helped to save or improve the lives of up to 81 different people. That feels great, but we want to do more, and what better way than pre book our next appointment in July? We will definitely be back at the donor centre in 16 weeks time.'

Emma continues, 'It's important that we support the service during the holidays, whether that's Easter, Summer or Christmas time, stocks can fall by up to 20%   

'We'd love for the rest of the schools in the area, plus their parent councils and youth groups to get involved. We're adding give blood to our agenda and will be issuing out information on all our WhatsApp groups for the school. We will, as a school encourage more in the community in Menzieshill to get involved.'

Each week Dundee Blood Donor Centre needs to welcome over 150 people along to give blood.

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Friday 24 May

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

Learn more about blood types