When was the last time you donated blood - put your feet up, chatted to a friendly blood service nurse and lent an arm?

Around this time of year, New Zealand Blood Service is happy to see many couples throughout the country who like to ‘make a date to donate’ together around Valentine’s Day and give a gift that’s truly from the heart - the gift of life.

Since the beginning of the human race, we have had a profound fascination with blood, from the mythological vampires found in many cultures throughout the world, to the Ancient Egyptians’ belief that drinking human blood would increase their existence in the afterlife.

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