The SNP is urging Scots to welcome 2023 by going ‘for a New Year Pint’ at their local blood donation centre.
SNP MSP Emma Roddick will today visit her local blood donation centre in Inverness to begin 2023 by making a potentially life-saving donation and is encouraging people across Scotland, who are fit and able to, to book their appointment too and help save a life.
Across Scotland, there are almost 100,000 blood donors but just over 31,000 additional donors have not given a donation in 2022.
Ms Roddick is looking to help see an increase in blood donations in 2023 and says ‘the holiday period is a time where many of our lives slow down a bit – it’s therefore a great opportunity to book an appointment.’
Commenting, SNP MSP Emma Roddick said:
“What better way to begin the New Year than going for a pint?
“Donating a pint of blood is a safe, simple and significant step we can take this year, to help save a life.
“Throughout the year, when we are trying to manage our busy schedules, it can be hard to find the time to get along to a blood donation centre or one of the many community sessions that are run across the country.
“The holiday period is a time where many of our lives slow down a bit – it’s therefore a great opportunity to book an appointment and give that life saving pint that we’ve been wanting to give for a while.
“I’m delighted to be able to donate blood today and want to thank everyone working in these centres, supporting such vital work.
“I strongly urge everyone who is able to, to book their appointment to get along to their nearest centre and help save life.”