Award honour for David for century of donations

From left, Jacqueline Fuller, David Walsh and John Fuller at the NHS Blood and Transplant ceremony.

From left, Jacqueline Fuller, David Walsh and John Fuller at the NHS Blood and Transplant ceremony.

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A dedicated blood donor from the county has been recognised for his lyalty and commitment.

David Walsh, from Morpeth, was recognised by NHS Blood and Transplant for his during a ceremony at Lumley Castle in Durham.

The 65-year-old, who has been a Morpeth resident for 30 years, was living in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, when he first donated aged 18, and has now given blood an impressive 100 times.

His niece Heather Ruddick was with him at the ceremony, to celebrate David receiving his award.

The Middle Greens resident said: “I missed a few when I had to travel for work, but every time I was available, I made sure I went along to a donation session.

“It’s very important to give blood.

“It helps to save lives and I feel better in myself when I donate some.”

Mr Walsh received his award last week from John Fuller, he was also at the ce-remony to collect his accolade for 100 donations, and Mr Fuller’s wife Jacqueline, who received blood during an operation.

Call 0300 1232323 for donation session details or for more information about donating blood, visit www.blood.co.uk