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Serial donors honoured by NHS

Maidstone's dedicated blood donors were honoured at an awards ceremony organised by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).
They were among a host of Kent and south east London volunteers who had donated at least 75 times each and estimated to have helped save nearly 23,000 lives.
For their selfless efforts, each was presented with a crystal trophy at the Bexleyheath ceremony held earlier this month.
Richard Day, Anna Brice, Colin Bird, William Arnold, Carol Wooding, Anthony West, Carol Letchford-Jones and John Hale were the Maidstone-based donors rewarded for donating 75 times each.
Doreen Vinnicombe, CORR Trevor Smith, and Michael Fagg from the borough were saluted for each making 100 donations.
Ian Hamerton, head of Donor Services at NHSBT, said: “A previous chairman at NHSBT used to refer to donors who had achieved these landmark donations as the silent heroes of our society.
“I think this is very apt, and I echo this sentiment.”
For information on becoming a donor, visit: www.blood.co.uk.

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