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Very nearly an arm full

By ringyneck  
GIVE something next year that will really be appreciated....... your BLOOD.

Most years recently I have been called to donate on Christmas Eve.It's a real pleasure to go along if only to thank all the staff,and fellow donors,for their efforts over the past year.
As you can see I have reached the milestone of 50 donations and they thanked me with the Gold badge and a pen.The certificate is in the post.
Most of us know of someone who has benifited from a donation so if possible could YOU join the donors club as there is always a real need for many more only takes an small amount of your time AND it does NOT hurt.


Tags: Life General A Save Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Give Blood

Voters: daviewat, GalleryGirl, RobMacd and 18 more


daviewat 18 4.1k Scotland
24 Dec 2007 5:23PM
Great award and I know only too well the importance, for year I donated, made it to 27 donations, then needed some 25 pints of blood !!!!!!!! bad accident, coma,operations, massive blood loss etc :-( so now I sadly cannot donate but am forever grateful.

GalleryGirl 14 4 2 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2007 5:28PM
Congrats! Well done a super image and something to be very proud of - thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas
Marilyn x
Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
24 Dec 2007 5:58PM
Really well done Keith, "if this offends anyone" ...I only hope they never need the help that people like you provide. Such a wonderful gift.. the gift of life.

Have a truly wonderful Christmas and a very prosperous new year.

BEVZED 14 1.1k United Kingdom
24 Dec 2007 6:07PM
Well done Keith!! Sterling contributions.
I sadly cannot give although I am in the rarest blood group due to medication, (platelets are affected)

Have a good Christmas
dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
24 Dec 2007 7:43PM
I think this is something to be proud of Keith.. Congrads. I have been there both giver and a taker and if it wasn't for people like yourself where would we be.

Merry Christmas
DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
24 Dec 2007 8:59PM
I'm already there,but sadly the area where I live is not very good at this sort of thing & the days have been reduced from 3 to 1, & you now have to make an appointment, which can make it very awkward sometimes, and they change the day all the time, but I get there whenever I can.
Congratulations on your gold.
Merry Xmas to you & all the best for 2008.
nickyv32 14 135 England
24 Dec 2007 10:45PM
Great shot.

Merry christmas to you

25 Dec 2007 11:10AM
Well done Keith,
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2007 5:15PM
You should be very proud of this. Can't imagine how anyone could be offended and maybe this will prompt someone to "do something amazing" in this comong year
Brilane 15 5 12 Wales
27 Dec 2007 2:21PM
Well done.
Happy New Year.
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
28 Dec 2007 7:25PM
Congratulations on your 50th. I used to give blood, they won't take it now due to my medication. Have agreat New Year.
MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
29 Dec 2007 12:45PM
Congratulations Keith - - would love to be joining you but since I had a transfusion in 1984, I'm no longer eligible Sad
scoff 14 13 2 Ireland
5 Jan 2008 11:58PM
I used to be called to give blood 4 times a year over here.
Then some legislation stated that if you have spent more than a total of 3 weeks in the UK from 1987 to 1997 then you could not give it due to the risk of CJD !.
Not only am i o resus negative that is in very short supply over here but they used to give you a bottle of Guinness as an alternative to a cup of tea..GOOD OLD IRELAND !
Oh by the way great shot.

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