Did you know? 1 donation can save the lives of 3 people or 8 premature babies.
On the 7th November, 59 students and teachers from Cowbridge Comprehensive School donated blood to the Welsh Blood Service, 43 of which were first-time donors. The wonderful staff from the Welsh Blood Service made the experience as pain-free as possible! Donors were also given the chance to sign up for the bone-marrow registry, which matches patients and donors awaiting bone marrow transplantation, and an amazing 18 people registered on the day.
A message received from David Farrell, a School Governor: “It was great to see so many of the Sixth Form students there; hopefully now they’ve done it once they’ll carry on throughout their adult lives. The Cowbridge students were an absolute credit to the school. They were all so respectful, polite and just altogether great citizens. Well done to all concerned.”
This project would not have been possible without the help of Jessica O’Brien and Donna Davies of the Welsh Blood Service and all the nursing staff who took donations. A big thank you to Mrs Taylor-John for all of her help organising the blood drive. Most importantly, thank you to everyone who donated, the Welsh Blood Service are looking forward to seeing you and new donors at the next session!
For more information on the work done by the Welsh Blood Service and where you can donate can be found at https://www.welsh-blood.org.uk/
The next donation in Cowbridge is at the Leisure centre on the 14th December.
Mia Riddick, Year 13 School Prefect