Ace donor Pete pumps out 100th pint of blood

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LOCAL man Pete Tindall has just been to the Royal British Legion in Louth to pump out his 100th pint of blood.

Pete, from Louth, has been giving blood since 1967 when he was 20 years old, donating twice a year.

After years of donating, and passing previous key milestone blood donations of 50 and 75, he came back on Monday, July 4, to proudly donate his 100th pint.

Pete said: “I’ve been donating blood for years. It’s great to give something back to a worthy cause.

“It’s nice to see the younger generation giving blood as they are the blood donors of the future.”

Pete will be presented with a decanter to mark his golden donation at a full presentation day out with dinner with the place and time to be determined in the coming weeks.

The NHS are always calling out for people to go out and give blood and has just launched their latest campaign, Give before you go.

It is encouraging current and future blood donors to donate before they go away on holiday.

Donor nurse Heike Goedelt-Russell said: “Louth is a very popular place when it comes to blood donation.”

From September, blood donors will also be able to donate from their new site at the sports pavilion in London Road.

Heike continued: “We wanted to give donors another place where they could give blood as well as the Royal British Legion.

“Our new site for blood donors has better parking facilities and gives other donors who live that end of town a chance to particpiate.”

Pete also said: “For people who want to donate blood but are still unsure, then pop down anyway to a session to see what it’s all about. Everyone is very helpful and friendly.”

Anyone aged between 17-65, weighing more than 50kg and in general good health, could potentially start saving lives.

To book an appointment call the Donor Line on: 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk .