MP Jo highlights work done to help allergy sufferers

Photograph Jamie Forbes 23.5.13  GLASGOW, St Andrew's First Aid, St Andrew's House - Jo Swinson visiting after recent peanut scare. Jo with Training Manager Stewart Simpson.
Photograph Jamie Forbes 23.5.13 GLASGOW, St Andrew's First Aid, St Andrew's House - Jo Swinson visiting after recent peanut scare. Jo with Training Manager Stewart Simpson.

Jo Swinson recently highlighted the lifesaving work of a cause close to her heart.

The MP visited the St Andrew’s First Aid HQ in Glasgow to see at first hand the training volunteers get to help those most in need.

Ms. Swinson was rushed to hospital recently after a life threatening allergic reaction to nuts resulted in an anaphylactic shock and since then has thanked the Southern General Hospital for keeping her alive. However she said the incident highlighted how important first aiders can be.

She said: “Having had a nut allergy from a young age I am all too aware of how dangerous they can be. It is important to not only make an allergy known to friends and family but also to carry an Epipen at all times.”