BBC breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty is showered with support as she shares a photo from her hospital bed
- The BBC breakfast presenter revealed she “feels good” in hospital.
- Followers offered their support and thanked the presenter for sharing her story
Naga Munchetty received a wave of support as she shared a picture of herself in a hospital bed.
The 48-year-old BBC Breakfast presenter rushed to the hospital to donate blood immediately after her TV shift on Friday and revealed she felt “fine” after the donation.
On Instagram, followers expressed their gratitude and support, with many citing their own experiences of the life-saving effects of donating blood.
One commented, “Thank you Naga.” “Two years ago, my son’s life was undoubtedly saved twice by the gift of blood and blood products.”
Sharing her experiences and motivations on the social media platform, Naga made it clear that she was perfectly fine after the procedure where she was hooked up to the hospital equipment.
Health update: Naga Munchetty has received a surge of support as she shared a picture of herself in a hospital bed
Straight from the sofa: The BBC breakfast presenter, 48, rushed to the hospital to donate blood immediately after her TV shift on Friday and announced she was “fine”.
She said in the video, “I just got off the breakfast shift and popped in to donate some blood.”
“I feel good, but most of all I feel good because I hope it saves someone’s life.”
Blood transfusions can be vital for people with certain medical conditions or before surgery.
According to the NHS, one donation – which takes around an hour – can save or improve three lives.
In the video’s caption, Naga added, “Good morning! @bbcbreakfast job done. Now I’m giving a little bit of myself to hopefully make someone’s day a little bit better in the future.”
The NHS also thanked the presenter with the comment: “Fantastic, Naga!”
Thank you for being the #GivingType and for making a life-saving donation! “We greatly appreciate your continued support.”
There were also more personal stories, with one user thanking the BBC presenter before revealing: “Without selfless people like you, my children would not have a mother.”
“Thank you to all the blood donors who are saving lives.”
Another added that “hopefully others will be persuaded to do it” as the NHS says it needs nearly 400 new donors each day to keep up with demand fueled by being unable to donate to others.
A day later there was another health-related win for Naga when the NHS England website dedicated a dedicated page to adenomyosis – a uterine condition she spoke about in May.
On Saturday, she happily tweeted: “Finally!” “Adenomyosis is featured on the NHS England website.”
The BBC breakfast presenter revealed two months ago that the condition, which is thought to affect around 10 per cent of women in the UK, requires her to take painkillers every day.
In fact, she had such a bad attack that her husband called an ambulance for her.
Common symptoms include heavy, painful, or irregular menstrual periods, premenstrual pelvic pain, and pelvic heaviness or discomfort.
Less common symptoms can also include painful intercourse.
Consulting gynecologist Liza Ball noted that this pain “can last for hours or even a day” after sex.
Other symptoms may include pain associated with bowel movements.
Good feeling: Naga shared her experiences and motivations on the social media platform and made it clear that she was absolutely fine after the procedure