TWO people from Ellesmere Port are celebrating a lifetime of blood donation.
They were honoured for passing the 75 donations milestone at an awards ceremony hosted by the National Blood Service (NBS) at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Liverpool.
And the prolific donors were personally thanked by sickle cell sufferer Michelle Howard who would be not alive today if it were not for their generosity.
One of the Port’s two top donors was 58-year-old software developer Michael Rose, who has been donating for 38 years.
The other is engineer Mike Kench, 67, from Whitby who has been donating for the last 40 years.
Anyone aged 17 - 60, weighing over 7st 12lbs (50 kg) and in general good health could potentially start saving lives by becoming a blood donor.
For more information or to make an appointment call 0845 7 711 711 or visit www.blood.co.uk