Don’t just wear blood this year…

Ready to get your scare on for Halloween? We can’t wait to go all out with glow in the dark makeup, skeleton dresses and a whole lotta leopard print, but this year it’s not all about the costume.

Put that tube of fake blood down girl and let your own blood be the real winner!

With NHS Blood and Transplant discovering that 35% of 18-24 year olds are scared to give blood, we’re fighting the fear and telling you blood doesn’t have to be scary.

Scared it will be painful? Don’t let this stop you from potentially saving lives. People say that blood donation is no more painful than feeling a small scratch.

And if you’re super busy with work or uni, it doesn’t take up too much time either. The average appointment is about an hour with the actual donation part taking 5-10 minutes!

Almost half of blood donors are over 45, so isn’t it time for the younger generation to keep the country pumping too?

New donors are needed now more than ever to ensure the right blood types are available for those in need.

Don’t worry if you can’t get an appointment straight away, you’ll still be saving lives when you do give blood. You could register now and donate in the new year to kickstart your #newyearnewme goals.

Forget the fakery this year – become a real life saver.

Sign up to give blood at or learn more by checking out GiveBloodNHS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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