Dartford woman honoured for blood donor service

PUBLISHED: 12:39 28 August 2013 | UPDATED: 12:39 28 August 2013

Blood donors from Bexley and Dartford, Julie Withey (far left). Pic by Bob Thompson

Blood donors from Bexley and Dartford, Julie Withey (far left). Pic by Bob Thompson

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Dartford woman Julie Withey has been honoured for a lifetime of dedication to giving blood at an awards ceremony.

She was one of 34 dedicated donors from the south east who were recognised at a ceremony in central London last week.

John Canning, donor relations manager for the south east at NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “The purpose of these award ceremonies is to say thank you to the donors that have committed so much time to donating blood.

“It’s wonderful that we can call on people who have dedicated themselves to giving blood over so many years, performing a life-saving role for no reward, other than the knowledge that they are helping others. I hope these donors inspire existing donors to keep giving regularly and also encourage new donors to sign up to start their blood donation journey.”

If you are interested in becoming a blood donor call 0300 123 23 23 or visit

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