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Who have you ever convinced to donate blood?

A close friend.
13% (25 votes)
A colleague.
13% (26 votes)
My partner.
8% (15 votes)
A family member.
16% (31 votes)
A classmate.
5% (10 votes)
A stranger.
1% (2 votes)
I've convinced multiple people.
28% (54 votes)
No-one.
16% (31 votes)
Total votes: 194

What do you think is the biggest reason why people don't try to donate blood?

They don't have the time.
9% (8 votes)
They don't think they qualify.
9% (8 votes)
They don't have access to blood donation clinics.
10% (9 votes)
They have a medical condition that won't allow them to donate.
3% (3 votes)
They are afraid of how their blood will be used.
3% (3 votes)
They have a fear of needles.
59% (51 votes)
They are afraid they'll get a disease.
6% (5 votes)
Total votes: 87

What is your favourite post-donation treat?

Fruitcake
15% (25 votes)
Ginger biscuit
6% (10 votes)
Coconut biscuit
3% (5 votes)
Chocolate crunchy
32% (55 votes)
Milk chocolate dipped shortbread
16% (27 votes)
Yoghurt dipped oat crunchy
18% (31 votes)
Yoghurt streaked and coated cocoa crunchy
5% (9 votes)
Cranberry biscuit
6% (10 votes)
Total votes: 172

Did you achieve our Commitment Campaign goal of making 4 donations or more in 2016 (or more than 3 for donors over the age of 65)?

Yes
70% (112 votes)
No
30% (49 votes)
Total votes: 161

How old were you when you first donated blood?

16-19 years old
56% (82 votes)
20-29 years old
33% (48 votes)
30-39 years old
5% (7 votes)
40-49 years old
2% (3 votes)
50-65 years old
1% (1 vote)
Haven't donated blood before
4% (6 votes)
Total votes: 147