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Long-serving blood donors honoured

PUBLISHED: 15:52 22 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:28 11 August 2010

Two long-serving blood donors have been honoured for their selfless dedication. Raymond Oakley, 63, of Green Lane, and Colin Jones, 62, of Western Avenue, both Dagenham, were among 49 people from London and Essex commended by the National Blood Service f

Two long-serving blood donors have been honoured for their selfless dedication.

Raymond Oakley, 63, of Green Lane, and Colin Jones, 62, of Western Avenue, both Dagenham, were among 49 people from London and Essex commended by the National Blood Service for having donated at least 75 times.

Mr Oakley received a crystal decanter for having reached the impressive milestone of 100 donations.

A spokesperson from NBS said: "We are proud to reward these people. Each donation can save the lives of up to three people, so every donor at this ceremony could lay claim to saving more than 225 lives."

He urged people to donate during the festive period, as blood stocks fall by ten percent at this time. Call 0845 7711 711 or visit: www.blood.co.uk.


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