EALING and Greenford blood donors have been honoured at a ceremony.
They were commended by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) at the event on March 6 for their dedication and commitment in saving up to 4,950 lives.
The efforts of 63 donors from across the South East were recognised with crystal awards at the Hilton Hotel, Watford.
They had given blood on at least 75 occasions and nine of the attendees received a prize for reaching their 100th.
Janice Coulthard from Ealing and Linda Monk from Greenford were amongst the many who have donated 75 times.
Janice Coulthard, a retired secretary, said: “I was motivated to give blood by the Moorgate disaster and have continued for the satisfaction I get of helping others. It doesn’t take long to give blood and you feel great afterwards.”
Dominic Sutherland, Lead Donor Relations Manager for North London at NHSBT, said: “These selfless donors have dedicated their lives to helping others. They are an inspiration and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them, and others, for their efforts and commitment.
“Holding this ceremony allows us to celebrate their achievement and acknowledges the time they take out of their busy lives to donate blood, we hope they inspire others to do the same.”
Each blood donation can potentially save the lives of up to three people so if a donor has given blood 75 times they have potentially helped save up to 225 patients.
For more information visit www.blood.co.uk