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Blood donors honoured

TOP DONORS Roger Swithenbank, blood donation recipient Jayne Snell and Terry Wilson.

TOP DONORS Roger Swithenbank, blood donation recipient Jayne Snell and Terry Wilson.

Two blood donors have been recognised for making 150 donations between them.

Roger Swithenbank and Terry Wilson, from Dewsbury, were honoured at an NHS Blood and Transplant awards event in Leeds for making 75 donations each.

They were presented with their award by mum of two Jayne Snell. who was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a rare blood cancer, in February 2011. The following year, Jayne received numerous transfusions, which helped keep her alive.

Donna Batty, lead donor relations manager at NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “We would like to thank these donors for their commitment and dedication to blood donation. They are an inspiration to us all and we hope that others will follow in their footsteps to save and improve the lives of many people.”

Anyone aged 17 to 65, over50kg and in general good health can become a donor. Each donation could save up to three people’s lives. Call the donor line on 0300 1232323 or visit www.blood.co.uk.

 

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