100 not out for Woolmer Green blood donor

PUBLISHED: 12:39 30 June 2008 | UPDATED: 22:00 26 October 2009

Geoff Cox was presented with his glass decanter by Julie Henderson

Geoff Cox was presented with his glass decanter by Julie Henderson

© Dave Perris 2008

A MAN who has given blood over 100 times has been honoured at a glitzy ceremony. Woolmer Green resident Geoff Cox is one of a small minority who have achieved the milestone. The National Blood Service gave Mr Cox, of Garden Road, a crystal decanter, at a

A MAN who has given blood over 100 times has been honoured at a glitzy ceremony.

Woolmer Green resident Geoff Cox is one of a small minority who have achieved the milestone.

The National Blood Service gave Mr Cox, of Garden Road, a crystal decanter, at an event in Covent Garden.

Guest speaker Julie Henderson, who received blood after an emergency C-section, provided the ceremony with a touching speech about how blood donors saved her life.

They have allowed her to be a mother to her daughter, now two years old.

Julie then presented the blood donors their awards.

NBS spokeswoman Rebecca Khan said less than one per cent make it to 100 donations.

"We are proud to reward these incredible people, these silent heroes, who have rolled up their sleeves so many times over the years to help save lives," she said

"Only four per cent of the eligible population donate blood so the majority of people are indebted to these individuals who selflessly give their time for the benefit of others.

"You never know when you or someone you know will need blood so we really hope more people follow their example and do their bit to help keep blood stocks healthy."

For information call 0845 7 711 711 or visit at www.blood.co.uk

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