Free cup of Tea or Coffee and biscuits - Give Blood
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Free cup of Tea or Coffee and biscuits - Give Blood

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Found 19th Oct 2016
just give a pint of blood and you get free tea or coffee. follow link to see when and where you can do this

save a life too, but I know most of us on this site well do it for the freebie I know I do

EDIT: Make sure you sign up to the bone marrow register too

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I think people who donate blood regularly should get free prescriptions
Edited by: "Badbear" 19th Oct 2016

Not exactly free if you have to pay with blood.
But good on you for giving blood and all those that do. I can't because of medication.

what T Bags do they use?

Heat added. Even includes Club Biscuits and Bourbons.

Those who are physically able/allowed to need to get involved and help save lives. This includes needle 'phobics' who need to man up. (standing by for the wah-mbulance with the people saying that their's is a real phobia and they even passed out once. diddums. It's a relatively tiny needle and you're a huge human being surrounded by medical professionals)

Edited by: "tonyspoons" 19th Oct 2016
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Can't due to Dinobetiz

A pint? That's very nearly an armful!

Not exactly free if you have to pay with blood.
But good on you for giving blood and all those that do. I can't because of medication.

what T Bags do they use?

Tried to give blood in Singapore once. Got turned down because we had mad cow disease back in 1997

I guess its a good deal so voted tea n biscuits to save a life is a top deal.

I think people who donate blood regularly should get free prescriptions
Edited by: "Badbear" 19th Oct 2016

Is it true that our own donated blood is sold on abroad, the blood used in hospitals here in the UK is from foreign donors?

Even got a free drink of squash whilst waiting to give blood last month

Heat added. Even includes Club Biscuits and Bourbons.

Those who are physically able/allowed to need to get involved and help save lives. This includes needle 'phobics' who need to man up. (standing by for the wah-mbulance with the people saying that their's is a real phobia and they even passed out once. diddums. It's a relatively tiny needle and you're a huge human being surrounded by medical professionals)

Edited by: "tonyspoons" 19th Oct 2016

thewongwing101

A pint? That's very nearly an armful!



You are giving away your age Mr Hancock.

scottswaha

Is it true that our own donated blood is sold on abroad, the blood used … Is it true that our own donated blood is sold on abroad, the blood used in hospitals here in the UK is from foreign donors?



NO
I have just received a text from my previous donation to tell me that my blood was used at Salisbury hospital

cold, this is the retail price

oh! free tea and a biscuit... only been doing that since 1956 :P

scottswaha

Is it true that our own donated blood is sold on abroad, the blood used … Is it true that our own donated blood is sold on abroad, the blood used in hospitals here in the UK is from foreign donors?



No it's not. As someone who works for the blood service and donates platelets I can confirm that we collect and use our own blood. The stuff we import is a small amount of blood products from places that never had CJD issues, which is used for newborn babies etc. Sadly there are too many of these myths which serve to give some people an easy excuse to opt out.

The number of donors always needs to increase as people drop out and become unsuitable (ie if they themselves have a transfusion etc). Not only do we need new donors but we need to ensure that existing donors continue to turn up (the level of appointments where donors don't turn up is quite high, which costs the NHS millions) and previous donors come back (eg moved house etc and let donation slip, assuming you can't donate when you can as the rules have changes - ie for gay men etc). There is also a continuing need for platelet donors (same process but you just sit hooked up for about 90 minutes watching tv or reading a book.

O negative red cells and A negative platelets are the universally used blood groups but we need enough of all groups. Platelets only last for seven days and red cells for up to 30 days so we need regular supplies to keep stocks up.

The thing to do is go along to a session and bite the bullet. I hate needles but when my mum needed transfusions I realised that I was being too pathetic and went for it. I'm still no lover of needles but it's really a dawdle.

The biscuits are a bonus too. Personally I favour the Orange Club (I've not found a Tunnock's Tea Cake or Caramel Wafer yet) but I leave the bourbons to those with a stronger constitution.

Hot (obviously), but skip the biscuits. Didn't realise it was possible to make a custard cream that dry... On the plus side, the people that run my one are lovely.

Go on... Vampires also need feeding. So give blood generously; I will.

ANDYGUY

what T Bags do they use?


Last time I was in they had a full range of speciality teas available, although that probably differs by area.

Forget the biscuits - go straight for the salt and vinegar crisps.

Here in Leeds they have crisps & Club chocolate biscuits too alongside the usual selections. U can take a sticker aswell! freebies galore .
I'm due my 28th donation next week ... always say its the best thing I do...

If it was you or your family who needed blood who do u expect to donate it !?

Round my way I've struggled to get an appointment. The thing is always booked for months in advandce and I can't always commit to that far in the future.

I suppose it's a good thing they have enough blood.

do this great worthwhile deed and not just for a cup of lukewarm tea and a stale biscuit after.

landros1

You are giving away your age Mr Hancock.


i was thinking just the same !
But it is still a 'Classic'
I'm sure my son would love it - he certainly loves Monty Python, Fawlty Towers etc....
On the other hand...... thank God Hancock is dead, the way things are going, all my childhood 'loved and watched' celebrities are ending up in the Dock and prison!!
Talk about destroying childhood memories:(

I gave blood - but then was sent a letter saying they won't accept mine.
I received a blood transfusion about 25 years ago - before they did the stringent tests they do now, but after they knew about Aids, Hep and CJD.....

A bit worrying, as I had obviously declared everything the first time I went,,,,, and they said it was all fine, and took my blood.
Donated abotu half a dozen times..... then suddenly was told I couldn't.
No immediate risk to MY health they said, but .....???!!

binzee

oh! free tea and a biscuit... only been doing that since 1956 :P


You used to get a bottle of stout.

I've done 62 donations now and booked in for the next one just before Christmas. The new SMS message saying when and where your blood is issued is an added bonus, although surprised my last 2 have ended up in London and Essex from Milton Keynes.

Personally I usually grab some custard creams or the caramel things maybe Lotus biscuits?

Hallow....? Anyone at home?
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I think it takes about 600 calories for your body to replace the blood ........ I am not interested in biscuits but by my calculation I am good to go out for dinner that week

Badbear

I think people who donate blood regularly should get free prescriptions



sadly the reason I already get free prescriptions is the reason I can't give blood

Cold. They always give free tea and coffee.

ANDYGUY

what T Bags do they use?


My local blood bank use Tetley bags in Scotland

Badbear

I think people who donate blood regularly should get free prescriptions


Free in Scotland.

landros1

You are giving away your age Mr Hancock.


Maybe

not technically free

We have individual Mrs Crimble chocolate based macarons here. They are delicious!

I even got some Oreos last time I donated... If that's not worth it im not sure what is.

Got the giant Biscoff ones when I went last week. I think my son ate more than I did and he didn't even give blood! 9 year olds these days, so selfish...

They'll also tell you if you're Anaemic there and then, or used to, as I haven't donated for a few years now - which my girlfriend was when we went together - and also your blood type, which you'll get on the card they send you, in case you want to donate in future, so both useful things to know I reckon.
I'm a fairly rare blood type so they were really happy to have mine, hoping it's good Karma if I'm ever unfortunate to need somebody else's...touch wood

they had those nice tuc ones when i went last. this has reminded me to book again!

Blood drives are 1000x more reliable than my local supermarket at having Club biscuits in stock!
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