Ton up Tony passes blood donation milestone

Worksop South Councillor Tony Eaton has been awarded a ruby donor card and commemorative medal after donating his 100th pint of blood. Cllr Eaton, who attends blood donor sessions at the Crossing in Worksop was given a blood transfusion following a terrible accident 40 years ago and now donates when he can as a way of saying thank you.

Cllr Tony Eaton said:

“Donating blood saves lives. Without doubt, it saved mine. The blood transfusion I was given would not have been possible without people donating blood. I am immensely grateful and thankful to be here. By donating blood I am thanking those that did it for me and also doing my bit to help others who may need it.”

To find out more about donating blood visit: www.blood.co.uk

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) need new blood donors from all backgrounds to ensure there is the right blood available for patients who need it.

They need:

  • Nearly 400 new donors a day to meet demand
  • Around 135,000 new donors a year to replace those who can no longer donate
  • 40,000 more black donors to meet growing 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 so they can make sure they have enough blood in the future

Last Updated on Friday, June 28, 2019