I gave blood today and couldn't stop thinking about Tony Hancock's "The Blood Donor" (you can find it in three parts on YouTube).
Skived off work early after a meeting finished early. My giving has been a bit erratic over the years. In one place that I worked we were able to give on site. This fostered a sense of community spirit and also made it easier to give regularly. When I left there, I got out of the habit - primarily due to laziness. Back on track now.
It's painless and there's the lure of Tunnock's tea cakes afterwards!
Enjoy the Hancock, and think about giving if you don't already do so.
" something for the benefit of the country as a whole ... become a blood donor or join the Young Conservatives?"
No brainer really!!