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15 August 2019

Adrenaline enthusiasts brave a different kind of challenge.


Colleagues from an Aberdeen-based urban sports charity have swapped BMXs for biscuits and climbing for cuppa’s to give blood together.

Transition Extreme's Youth and Community Co-ordinator Linzi Harrow set herself the task of encouraging colleagues to give blood.

Linzi said, 'The whole process for organising the group donation was so simple. The staff are so friendly and supportive. We can't wait to give blood as a team again.'

Linzi proudly holds her blood type badge.
Linzi found out her blood group during her visit.

First time donor Sean Marnoch said about his experience, 'Everyone is really welcoming and it’s so easy to do. I wish I’d done it sooner.'

First time donor Sean holds up a cup of tea while smiling after giving blood.
Sean wishes he'd given blood sooner.

For Youth Worker Cameron Wilson, the experience was adrenaline-fuelled for a different reason. He is terrified of needles. Cameron decided to use giving blood as an opportunity to tackle his fears head on.

Cameron said, 'For a person who suffers from a severe phobia of needles, the staff really put me at ease. They walked through the whole process and made me feel really comfortable.'

Cameron sits relaxing and smiling after giving blood.
Cameron relaxes after giving blood for the first time.

Congratulations on facing your fears Cameron and huge thanks to all the team at Transition Extreme for giving blood.

Team members from Transition Extreme pose for a photo at Aberdeen Donor Centre.
The Transition Extreme team.
  • If you're part of a group or workplace and would like to make a group booking at one of our donor centres, call 0345 90 90 999 or contact us online.

Current blood stock levels across Scotland Friday 17 September

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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