In the UK we have a blood transfusion service that takes blood from donors to use where needed in emergencies and during operations.
This is a vital service and they are always looking for new volunteers to donate blood.
They are looking for enthusiastic knitters to help raise awareness of blood donation for a donor recruitment campaign they’ll be running in February 2014. And they’re asking for people like us to knit blood drops of varying sizes to form part of the national campaign.
They require 7,000 units of blood to meet hospital demand, and with only 4% of the eligible population giving blood you can appreciate the need to recruit new donors.
Let’s see what we can do to help!
Here’s a short video showing my first “blood drop”:
Check out the Granny Willis patterns and get knitting.
When you’ve completed your knitting let me know and I’ll find out where we’re to send them.