Is your hidden superpower, Saving Babies?

By Dave Evans

October 1, 2021

“Awesome, you have neonatal blood, well done!”

“I’m sorry I don’t know what that is, what’s neonatal blood?”

“It means your blood can be given to babies, so I have to put this red label on it. One donation can help six babies.”

Wow, I wasn’t expecting that.

Now I’m lying with a needle in my arm and tears in my eyes, hoping no-one notices and assumes I’m a big wuss who is scared of needles.

My blood can help sick babies!

Initially a lovely surprise quickly tempered by the realisation that this is only the second time in 30 years that I have donated blood. The last was 12 weeks ago.

How many babies could I have helped over the last 30 years?

I wish I had known this 30 years ago. Can there be an easier way of contributing to the greater good?

All we have to do is keep ourselves healthy and once every 12 weeks, lie down for 15 minutes or so and then have a cup of tea and a biscuit.

That’s it.

To help 24 babies a year!

Not all people have neonatal blood, which is generally in short supply, not because it is that rare, but because not enough of us give blood.

So come on folks, let’s step up.

If you don’t donate blood regularly, please consider doing so.

Is your Superpower saving babies.



Dave Evans is a Chartered Environmentalist, IEMA registered Trainer, ESOS Lead Assessor, Lead Auditor (ISO 14001, ISO 50001, ISO 9001) and Founder of Act Sustainably Limited.  He’ll often be found immersed in nature, wild swimming, trail running and paddle boarding at his basecamp in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

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