I kicked off a thread Register as an Organ Donor recently, and Monkey Spanker correctly pointed out that we should also look at becoming Blood Donors.
To that end:
Give Blood - do something amazing give Blood
I've been donating blood for about 25 years now, and as a bloke can donate every 12 weeks. Being O+, it's the least rare blood, and with 21,000 units in stock, makes up 38% of current stock. However, that's less than 10 days stock... The National Blood Service - See how much blood we have in stock
There was a mate of mine that was AB- and very proud that his blood was so rare until I pointed out that he was in real trouble if he was hit, as there was the square route of b*gger all around...
It might seem trite, but all my stalking kit is marked up O+, just in case... I want anyone to know what to pour into me without hesitation!
Someone, somewhere saved my now late-Father on 8 occasions, and many friends and family over the years. Without these anonymous donors, my life would now be as it is now, so I thank you...