April 13, 2023

NHSBT Blood Donor recognition ceremony


Andre, who has the Ro blood subtype

I was honoured to be invited to speak at another NHSBT blood donor recognition ceremony today, attended by 160 people at The Stoop, Harlequins Rugby ground.

The event was to celebrate donors who have either achieved 100 red cell donations or 250 platelet donations🙌😲

Interestingly, Andre pictured with me has a very rare subtype of blood which is needed to treat Sickle Cell patients: the Ro subtype of blood.

I met many super super donors (wonderful people) and shared the stage with Ginny Walker who told of her urgent need for blood after losing 60% of her blood during childbirth !

Such an uplifting day and one which I was delighted Rufus (now 14) attended with me.

Thank you to all blood, platelet and plasma donors !

Team Margot
Together, saving lives


Husband to Vicki and father to Oscar (2007), Rufus (2008), Digby (2015), Humphrey (2017) & Margot (2012-2014)

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