I've been a regular blood donor since I worked at ICI and I volunteered to donate because you got a lie down and biscuit!
35 years on and I was thinking today during the donation process that the Blood Service has done some amazing 'leaning' of its processes. No more laying on a bed talking to a nurse, then laying some more on another bed (having a snooze) etc. The process is quick, painless and effective - and it saves lives.
I probably wouldn't have done this blog post though had I not met a lady having my cup of tea and biscuit today who had just donated for the 75th time. That's lots of lives saved.
If you are well, please do have a go if you don't already. (And that means you Josh and Liz!)