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Ollie Smith becomes an ambassador for Give Blood 4 Good

From school conversations to sharing social content and participating in interviews. Ollie will share his personal commitment to blood donation with communities across the country and why it is so important to give blood.

GB4G was founded in 2019 in memory of Ollie’s brother Patrick, who was extremely passionate about blood donation – so much so that he donated blood on the first day he could, at the age of 17.e birthday.

Give Blood 4 Good’s mission is to get as many young people as possible to donate blood, so that everyone who needs a blood transfusion can receive one.

As part of his ambassadorial role, Ollie will support GB4G in delivering school talks for S5 and S6 pupils across Scotland to discuss the importance of blood donation. As part of these conversations, Ollie and the charity will encourage schools to take part in their Young Ambassador Programme.

Martha Greenbank, co-founder of Give Blood 4 Good, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ollie as our first ever GB4G Ambassador.

“As a regular blood donor since 2019, Ollie’s dedication to raising awareness of how easy and important it is to donate blood has already been incredibly inspiring to so many people.

“Together we look forward to encouraging more young people in Scotland to donate blood as soon as they are able, and leaving a wonderful legacy in Patrick’s memory.”

Ollie has been donating blood for several years and has continued to do so in memory of his brother.

“Patrick’s passion for donating blood was so inspiring and the fact that we can honor his legacy with the charity is brilliant,” said Ollie.

“Blood transfusions are essential for surgeries and various other treatments, so spreading awareness about blood donation is crucial to help and benefit the lives of other people.”

If you would like to find out more about Give Blood 4 Good, the work they do or how you can donate yourself, click here.

Follow the charity on Instagram @giveblood4good