I have a small confession to make.
I’m a lapsed blood donor.
I started giving blood on a regular basis when I was 18, and did so several times over the coming years. But as so often happens, life got busy, and I let my donating slip. I went to university, then moved house, got married, and now I’ve got my son too. I keep telling myself I should start going again, but I just never seem to find the time.
But then I stumbled across this new campaign, where several Christian organisations and churches have united with the NHS, to encourage Christians to really think about blood and organ donation.
What if the church saw blood and organ donation as part of its giving?
fleshandblood is a campaign to mobilise the church to increase the number of blood and organ donors in the UK, a call to recognise a need and respond with an act of generosity.
Founded as a partnership between Kore and NHS Blood and Transplant, the campaign aims to raise the profile of donation within the church and encourage donation as a personal gift. It seeks to equip individuals and churches as advocates for donation helping them engage with their family, friends and community.
So thanks to this initiative, I’ve just booked myself in to give blood. Will you join me?