Blood Transfusion Service Visits The Bonham
- 18 Jul 2012
The Bonham, at the city’s west end, is to host a visit by the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) later this month.SNBTS will spend the day at the luxury boutique hotel on Monday 23rd July offering local residents and staff in local businesses a perfect opportunity to give blood, that is conveniently located right on their doorstep.
Johanne Falconer, General Manager of The Bonham, said: ‘We recently introduced a new bar at the hotel. When considering the name for it the team here looked back at building’s heritage. It turns out that our address - 35 Drumsheugh Gardens - was once a private clinic established by surgeons, Captain Henry Wade of the Scottish Horse Mounted Brigade and Professor David Wilkie of Edinburgh University.
As result we named our bar The Consulting Room which has become popular with guests and with our neighbours. Hosting this visit by SNBTS means that we’re able to acknowledge our past, while supporting this worthy cause, and making it easy for those nearby to donate blood at a key time in the year for the Service.”
After making their donation, donors will enjoy an iconic ‘Bonham Brownie’ with their tea in The Consulting Room.
Vincent Mooney, Donor Services Manager, SNBTS said, “We are delighted to come along to The Bonham and provide this local opportunity for blood donors to come and give blood. During the summer, donations can fall by as much as 20% due to Euro 2012, Wimbledon, the Olympics and blood donors taking a well-earned summer holiday. This year our message to everyone, whether travelling abroad on holiday or enjoying the celebrations here at home, is Give Before You Go. There are eight different blood groups, and we want people to think – am I the ‘type’ to save a life?“
To register as a blood donor or to find out where your nearest donation session is, call 0845 90 90 999, text ‘blood’ to 61611, or visit www.scotblood.co.uk