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We hear calls for blood donations all the time. Many people don’t make the effort to perform the act, possibly because there is not a sense of directly helping someone or changing a course of events. People underestimate the value of donating blood, but the simple fact is that the benefits of one ten-minute blood donation session could save a life. That should be motivation enough. We learn about transportation of blood around the body, but what actually happens to the blood after all blood donations are made to the blood bank. Where does it go and how is it stored?
Blood donations in the UK could take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to travel around the country by medical courier. Last year UK blood donations at drives all around the country totalled approximately two million.