Damien Molony makes ninth blood donation: live tweets ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos
Damien has just given blood for the ninth time, live tweeting his donation with ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos on his Twitter Page.
Since his first donation in July 2012, Damien has been actively raising awareness of the importance of blood donation and inspiring his Twitter followers to ‘save a life give blood’ by ‘ReTweet’ing post-donation photos sent to him.
His own inspiration for beginning to give blood three years ago was a personal one:
When I was filming the first series of Being Human someone very close to me died. David had cancer and was losing a lot of blood. To keep him alive while he was receiving treatment, he needed two pints of blood a day. I was genuinely amazed that people who had never met David were keeping him alive with their donated blood.” source
And has words of gratitude and encouragement for other donors after his own experience of donating:
I know it can seem scary at first and I don’t like needles either, but it really couldn’t be easier.” source
I am very grateful to my followers on Twitter who have given blood or have started giving blood since I started tweeting about it. I made the obvious connection with playing a vampire in Being Human, a blood addict giving blood. So now I have a deal with my followers: I will re-tweet everyone that has donated blood and tweets me a photo.” source
Here at DMF our admiration goes out to Damien and all the fans he has inspired to give blood. Please help us to help him spread the word, by sharing this article!
If you have been inspired by Damien to give blood, please don’t hesitate, book an appointment today. Donating blood really does save lives. If you are generally healthy, over 17 and want to do something that takes little of your time but truly makes a difference, don’t hesitate, take action today. Not only will you be doing something amazing, but you will also be helping Damien’s own campaign for increasing blood donations.
Visit blood.co.uk to find out where your nearest donation centre is and make an appointment today.
If you are unable to give blood you can still help, take a friend, take your whole family and help spread the word!
Click below to find out more:
UK Blood Donations
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