Driving into town today I saw the sign for blood donation at a local school. I've never done this before for the lame reason that I don't like needles. So, I decided to give it a go. Filled in all the forms but discovered that my childhood jaundice means they have to test for Hep. As far as I can remember, I got jaundice through food poisoning (minestrone soup from a restaurant rings a bell). So, my plaster is only for the blood sample for the test; no brownie points for donation just yet :( And no tea & biccy either.
Finally, here's a little plug the really excellent folk at the National Blood Service: http://www.blood.co.uk/.