Giving blood is certainly a worthwhile event, and you may be familiar with getting a drink after it as you just lie there and wait to recover from the process. Well, if you want to do something a bit different, then you should consider going to Ireland in order to donate some of your own red liquid, as a tradition there does mean that they tend to do things a bit differently to other countries.

Ireland is, of course, the home of Guinness, so you can perhaps guess as to where this is now heading. It used to be the case that anybody giving blood in Ireland would then be given a pint of Guinness to help them to put the iron back in their body that they had lost when giving blood.

You can guarantee that when this first appeared that there would be queues around the block, and they would never have had a shortage of blood, not when there was free Guinness to be had.