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Bromley blood donors awarded for loyalty by NHS

PUBLISHED: 14:40 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:40 15 February 2013

(Back Row from L-R) Pauline Wright, of Bromley, Judy Walker, of Orpington, Anthony Scurfield, of Beckenham,  Elizabeth Odell, of Swanley, Roy Kilbey, of Orpington, Alison Kay, of West Wickham,

(Front Row from L-R) Leonie Jones, of Orpington, David Ely, of Chislehurst, Ian Hamerton - Head of Donor Services, Mary Dawe, of Bromley, Michael Cordell, of Orpington.

(Back Row from L-R) Pauline Wright, of Bromley, Judy Walker, of Orpington, Anthony Scurfield, of Beckenham, Elizabeth Odell, of Swanley, Roy Kilbey, of Orpington, Alison Kay, of West Wickham, (Front Row from L-R) Leonie Jones, of Orpington, David Ely, of Chislehurst, Ian Hamerton - Head of Donor Services, Mary Dawe, of Bromley, Michael Cordell, of Orpington.

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Dedicated Bromley blood donors had their loyalty and commitment recognised at an awards ceremony earlier this month.

NHS Blood and Transplant hosted the event recognising 87 donors from across Kent and south east London - including 11 from Bromley.

Those commended were given a crystal award at the ceremony held at the Marriott Hotel, in Bexleyheath.

Donors had to have given blood on at least 75 occasions, though some had reached a century.

John Cannin, of NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “Sometimes you forget how much of a difference giving blood can make to people’s lives.

“Ceremonies like this allow us to say a massive thank you to all the donors that take time out of their busy lives to do something life saving on a regular basis.”

Anyone wishing to donate must be aged between 17 and 65, weighing at least 7 stone 12lbs and in general good health.

To book an appointment, call 0300 123 23 23 or visit blood.co.uk.

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