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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

Where did you first hear about WP Blood Transfusion Service?

In an advert
5% (5 votes)
On social media
3% (3 votes)
From a friend, family member or colleague
34% (33 votes)
There was a clinic close to where I work/stay/study
44% (42 votes)
I looked it up myself
14% (13 votes)
Total votes: 96

Where do you think most of the blood we collect is used?

Accidents, trauma and Casualty departments
68% (319 votes)
Childbirth and gynaecological cases
6% (30 votes)
Surgical and orthopaedic cases
10% (48 votes)
Medical cases (e.g. treatment of cancer or blood diseases)
15% (71 votes)
Total votes: 468

How many donations did you make during 2015?

Not a donor
14% (44 votes)
One
16% (49 votes)
Two
16% (50 votes)
Three
15% (47 votes)
Four
20% (63 votes)
Five
10% (31 votes)
Six
8% (24 votes)
Total votes: 308

What/ who inspired you to become a blood donor?

A family member.
31% (53 votes)
A friend/ colleague.
14% (24 votes)
I know/ knew someone who needs/ needed blood.
9% (15 votes)
WPBTS came to my school, tertiary institution, place of work, etc.
33% (55 votes)
I passed a clinic and thought I would give it a try!
13% (22 votes)
Total votes: 169