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David's 33rd

Wellington

David’s here today out of habit more than anything else. It’s his 33rd experience of saving someone’s life. But what was it that sparked his first donation? ‘My older brother is very charitably minded,’ he says, ‘and told me that the best thing anyone can do is to give blood.’

Fortunately David’s not scared of needles and has an understanding boss who lets him take the time out of the office to change a stranger’s life forever. A few years ago David switched from whole blood to plasma donations. It means he can donate more frequently without feeling so tired. It also means his donations can be made into thirteen different life-saving products, helping those with a compromised immune system as well as people with haemophilia and other bleeding disorders. Go David!