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Honours for veteran Wirral blood donors
2:07pm Tuesday 27th August 2013 in News
THREE veteran blood donors from Wirral have been honoured for rolling up their sleeves to help save lives at a recent award ceremony.
Brian MacDonald, from Neston, Wendy Jackson from Eastham and Ged Weeden from Bromborough were recognised for making at least 75 donations each.
NHS Blood and Transplant spokesperson Barbara Blanche said: "It's wonderful that we can call on people who have dedicated themselves to giving blood over so many years, performing a life-saving role for no reward, other than the knowledge that they are helping others.
“However, every year many existing donors in our region have to stop giving blood due to factors like ill-health and medication, so in order to maintain blood stocks, we constantly need new donors.
“If you would like to become one of the life-savers of the future, make an appointment to attend a local session either by calling 0300 123 23 23 or visiting our website www.blood.co.uk
"We welcome new donors aged from 17 to 65 and there is no upper age limit for existing donors.
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