Staff at Hamworthy Heating in front of the bloodmobile

Staff at Hamworthy Heating in Poole have collectively donated more than 400 pints of blood – enough to fill nearly three baths full of blood.

The bloodmobile visits the Hamworthy Heating site on Fleets Corner three times a year and many staff choose to donate there and on other sites to support the sick and injured in their local communities and hospitals.

Development engineer Tim Wood has made an outstanding contribution by donating 65 pints over the past 30 years.

Tim says: “As healthy individuals, we have chosen to donate blood and play our part in helping to save lives. It doesn’t take long to do and you never know when you or a member of your family might need it someday.”

In around an hour, a person can donate one unit of blood that can help to save or improve up to three lives. Hospitals across England and North Wales need around 7,000 units of blood every day to treat a range of health issues.

Visit www.blood.co.uk or contact 0300 123 23 23 for more information about donating blood. Anyone aged between 17-65, weighing more than 50 kg (7 stone 12lbs) and in general good health could potentially start saving lives by becoming a blood donor.

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