Brilliant repsonse for blood donation

Nearly six hundred Forfarians gave blood during the latest round of donation at the Reid Hall (writes Kirsty Topping).

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) visited the town on Thursday, January 20 and January 24 and 25.

In all, 574 attended the session, including 39 new donors.

Dundee Donor Services Manager Lynne Willdigg says, “Everyone at the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) would like to extend special thanks to the people of Forfar.

“This is a wonderful result, and we’d like to extend our most sincere thanks to everyone involved.”

Prior to the visit, SNBTS Recruiter Gwen Fenton attended Forfar Academy to give a talk about blood donation to sixth year pupils. Thirty of the pupils then decided to donate.

Gwen said: “I’d like to thank all of the wonderful S6 school pupils who came along to donate following their school talk, plus all the supportive staff at Forfar Academy.

“Thank you for the lives you have saved, and I hope you keep giving blood for many years to come!”

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service will return to the Reid Hall in May.

To register as a blood donor or to find out where your nearest donation session is, call 0845 90 90 999, text ‘blood’ to 61611 or visit