I’m reduced to one-handed typing after bleeding a little too much from my donation this evening. But, it’s worth it for these ‘side effects’, and free tea and biscuits. Tom made his tenth donation today and was rewarded with a tooting fanfare from the nurses, a pin and a certificate. (He’s all set for show and tell in school tomorrow!) I’m a little behind Tom, on my sixth donation. After years of giving various excuses (and there are plenty when it comes to avoiding having someone stick a needle in your arm) I decided there really was no reason not to. Only 4% of Britons are registered blood donors; not very many! As the give blood campaign would say, go on.. Do something amazing.