Blood brothers

PUBLISHED: 12:24 01 June 2006 | UPDATED: 10:14 06 May 2010

Alan Townsend

Alan Townsend

DEDICATED blood donors and their families were thanked by the National Blood Service at an awards ceremony. Alan Townsend from Stevenage, David Sale from Hitchin and Alan Money from Letchworth GC all received awards for giving 75 blood donations each. A

David Sale

DEDICATED blood donors and their families were thanked by the National Blood Service at an awards ceremony.

Alan Townsend from Stevenage, David Sale from Hitchin and Alan Money from Letchworth GC all received awards for giving 75 blood donations each.

A National Blood Service spokesman said: "The awards lunch is a way of recognising the dedication and kindness that long serving blood donors give to save the lives of others.

"Each blood donation can potentially save the lives of up to three people so if a donor has given 75 blood donations they may have saved up to 225 lives through donating blood."

Alan Money

Only three per cent of blood donors reach their 75th donation.

l The NBS is always looking for new blood donors. For more information visit www.blood.co.uk

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