Miss P quite surprised me yesterday when she and a friend took themselves off to the local civic centre to become blood donors. It wasn’t her altruism that threw me. Miss P is a thoughtful person and despite what the media says about young people, they’re not all selfish, self-centred idiots. It was that she was prepared to have a needle stuck in her arm to donate.
Like me, she has a needle phobia, so managing to overcome her fears to give blood was, as the ad says, doing something amazing. I was really proud of her. The more young people who become donors when they reach the age of 17 the better, especially when you see how few days supply there are left in the blood bank.