Tom is a 19 years old engineering student and a keen rugby and GAA player
Tom is well aware of the importance of blood donation as both his parents have been donors. His blood group is O negative (the universal blood group) so this means that his blood can be given to any patient, and it is also suitable for young babies as it is CMV negative – a rare combination that makes Tom a man in constant demand!
Between training and playing sport, studying and socialising, Tom is busy but he feels the few hours to give blood every few months to help others, is worth it. He hopes to encourage other young people, particularly young men, to get involved in blood donation