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Memorial blood drive is a success for local family


By Sean McAngus


A blood drive held by Pamela Whyte in honour of her late husband who passed away after a battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia has been hailed a success.

The event held at Garioch Sports Centre on Sunday attracted a great turnout.

Glenn, from Inverurie, passed away aged 26 in March last year, just six weeks after marrying Pamela.

During treatment he was given two bags of blood a week.

Pamela Whyte and all the people that took part in the blood drive that took place on Sunday in Inverurie.
Pamela Whyte and all the people that took part in the blood drive that took place on Sunday in Inverurie.

Pamela wants to encourage more people to give blood.

She said: “There was 13 people that went and Kimberley Petrie from NHS Scotland said that this could save up to 39 lives through donations.

“I’m pretty chuffed with that and people seem to be keen so I’m looking to do the same again in four months.

“Glenn’s granny also came down as well to show her support.

“ I put off giving blood for years and when Glenn was in hospital he was sitting getting treatment and I booked an appointment at the centre in Aberdeen for blood.

“I thought if he is getting blood I thought I had to give something back.”

She explained how the event came about: “I wanted to give something back.

“So I went to one of the Inverurie blood sessions and I spoke to them about being keen on having a event.

"They suggested to do a group booking and referred me to Kimberley Petrie and I sent out an email to people at work to give blood.

“I told them about how much blood Glenn got to show how much it helps.

“It is all about the bigger picture.”

To book an appointment call Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service on 0345 90 90 999.



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