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Blood donors from Harrow recognised for dedication
Dedicated blood donors from Harrow have been awarded for their selfless work in helping save the lives of patients across the country.
Blood donors from London and the home counties were recognised by NHS Blood and Transplant for their commitment at an awards ceremony last week.
Marian Rummer and John Stobbs, of Harrow, and Craig Poxon, of North Harrow, were recognised for reaching 75 donations each.
Dominic Sutherland, donor relations manager for NHS Blood and Transplant, said:“We are proud to reward these incredible people, these silent heroes, who have rolled up their sleeves so many times over the years to help save lives.
"Becoming a regular blood donor takes commitment and shows compassion.
“We need around 200,000 new registrations every year to replace those donors who can no longer donate so we hope that the stories of these dedicated doors will inspire new donors to come forward and sign up.”
Those who reached the 75 donations landmark could have helped up to 225 patients with their blood.
Awards were also given on the evening to those who had donated 100 times.
Only four percent of the people eligible to give blood actually donate and only one per cent of that reaches 100.
Anyone wanting to donate for the first time should be aged between 17-65, weighing at least 50 kg (7 stone 12lbs) and in general good health.
To find out more about how to donate, people can call 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk
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