Misterton man celebrates his 100th blood donation

by | 11 October 2020 | Gainsborough, Notice

Misterton resident, Brian Vollentine, has clocked up an amazing milestone, reaching his 100th blood donation on 1st July.
Brian started giving blood in April 1975 and, with a rare blood group, has donated every four weeks, apart from the time spent in hospital himself for hip surgery and subsequent rehabilitation. To mark his 75th donation, NHS Blood and Transplant treated him to an evening meal—but coronavirus has delayed celebrations this year.
The NHS needs new donors to ensure there is the right blood available for patients. It needs:
• 400 new donors a day to meet demand
• around 135,000 new donors a year
• 40,000 more black donors to meet the demand for better-matched blood
• 30,000 new donors with priority blood types such as O negative every year
• more young people to start giving blood.
To find out more about being a blood donor, go to www.blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23.