Had a discussion with my wife (who is a NHS Ward Sister) about donations to the BTS. Both of us are individuals who somehow manage to give blood about once a year despite the best efforts of the BTS to avoid us. In both cases we give blood when a Transfusion Service bus sets up at our respective civilian workplaces and then only because it is officially organised and we have planned for staff flexibility over the course of the day. Other than that, neither of us has the time available to go looking for a donation centre. So hereâs something I hope will generate some debate amongst you AMS types: Would there be merit in a permanent donation centre being set up in every NHS General Hospital to cater to the thousands (going by number of spaces in the public car parks) of daytime visitors to people in hospital. It could also serve staff and is clearly an easy place to get to with most hospitals having decent car parking so would be a far better location than, say, a city centre site. NHS Hospitals presumably being the BTSâs biggest customer, I would have thought it more appropriate for them to give over space for blood donations than for private trading businesses (other than WRVS which obviously have a vital function as well) A straw poll of 2, but we would both give more regularly if the BTS was located in any of the hospitals near us.