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Yarmouth blood donors honoured

PUBLISHED: 20:30 03 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:54 03 July 2010

Blood donors from Great Yarmouth with their awards

Blood donors from Great Yarmouth with their awards

DEDICATED blood donors were honoured for doing something amazing at an awards ceremony this month.

Residents from the Great Yarmouth area were amongst donors from across the region recognised by the National Blood Service.

DEDICATED blood donors were honoured for doing something amazing at an awards ceremony this month.

Residents from the Great Yarmouth area were amongst donors from across the region recognised by the National Blood Service.

Mary Frawley from Scratby received a crystal decanter for 100 donations. An administrator at disabled charity Centre 81, Mrs Frawley has been a blood donor since 1961.

David Bonney and John Hurren, both from Gorleston, and Rodney Driver, from Belton, received crystal plates for making 75 donations.

The ceremony at Dunston Hall, near Norwich, recognised the exceptional commitment of long serving blood donors.

Guest speaker, Mr David Cooke, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2001, provided a moving account about how blood donations saved his life.

Blood donors must be aged 17-65, weigh over 7st12lbs (50kg) and be in good health. There is no upper age limit for blood donation if you have donated in the last two years.

For more information visit www.blood.co.uk or call the donor line number on 0300 123 23 23.

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