For a number of years students who were 16 and over were allowed to donate blood. The Blood Bank has recently announced that they will no longer accept donations from anyone under 18 (even those who have donated before). This will have a large impact on our student population because we had many keen Year 10 and 11 students who had been donating since they turned 16.
Tintern will still take groups of 18-year-old students to the Ringwood Blood Bank, but this will be less often than in the past since our available student pool will be smaller.
by Lanna Derry, Head of Science