Monmouth Comprehensive School were delighted to welcome the Welsh Blood Service to the school on Friday 24 March.

At this annual event, Sixth Form students from MCS and Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools filled the 64 slots with MCS staff also donating during the session.

Comments following the sessions included: “I enjoyed it, the needle just hurt a bit when it went in. I was a little bit nervous but now I’ve had it done it wasn’t that bad at all. It’s the first time I have given blood. It was easy, everybody was nice, I’ll do a bit more in the future. I thought it was going to hurt a lot more but it was fine”.

Headteacher, Mr Hutchison, added “My life was saved a few years ago by a blood transfusion so for me it’s incredibly important and very dear to my heart so I am very, very proud of the students and staff who have donated. It is a remarkable thing to do and without it the NHS wouldn’t be able to function. Sometimes people take it for granted but the importance of this cannot be understated.”