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15 February 2017

University of Edinburgh students give blood

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Valentine’s Day is a time of giving, and the Edinburgh University Trading and Investment Club (EUTIC) has foregone roses and chocolates this year and decided to give blood instead. Partnering up with Edinburgh Donor Centre, EUTIC has organised a four-day long blood drive during which over fifty of its members will be contributing and giving blood to support patients all over Scotland.

Organisers Francisco Couto and Andrew Womer
Organisers Francisco Couto and Andrew Womer

Event organiser Francisco Couto, chose blood donation as EUTIC’s focus after a trip to the Cambodian National Blood Donor Centre last year. This got him thinking about how he and his fellow students could help people closer to home.

Edinburgh Donor Centre is so close to Edinburgh University organising a Blood Drive really felt like the best way to get people to contribute to something charitable and humanitarian. Francisco Couto

He said, “When I started thinking of mobilising EUTIC to do something positive, giving blood was the first thing that came to mind. It's an exciting experience, it's fairly easy to get people involved, and seeing as Edinburgh Donor Centre is so close to Edinburgh University, organising a blood drive really felt like the best way to get people to contribute to something charitable and humanitarian.”

Fellow organiser Andrew Womer added, “Following such a fruitful cooperation, EUTIC's current committee hopes it has set an example and an inspiring precedent for the future. A special thanks to the team in Edinburgh Donor Centre, who have made organising this initiative an absolute pleasure.”

Huge thanks from all of us as SNBTS for your efforts this week and on behalf of the patients of Scotland, a big valentines well done to you all!

 

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