Thank you to NHSBT (National Health Service Blood & Transplant) for inviting me to speak at another Donor Recognition Ceremony last Friday, to a room full of wonderful people who have selflessly donated blood 100 times and platelets 250 times.
By addressing them, I feel as though I have been given an opportunity to try and at least go some way towards expressing my gratitude, and my wife Vicki’s gratitude & thanks to the wonderful people who stepped up and provided for us, when we were in our time of need.
I’m speaking on behalf of all our family and loved ones. And I suspect that I’m also speaking for all the patients out there who receive blood, and their families too – because, of course, the patient and the patient’s family don’t ever get to meet their benevolent & selfless blood & platelet donors.
So this is as close as we’re going to get to saying thank you.
And because the blood donors don’t get to meet the patients to whom they donate blood, I hope they might find something in my daughter’s story that helps them relate to some of the desperate circumstances and situations that people find themselves in, when they need blood.
This talk will give you a brief glimpse into Margot’s story. Please share this post with blood donors everywhere.
And also with people who don’t yet give blood.
There is a need for 100,000 new blood donors. Please give blood at: www.blood.co.uk
Together, saving lives
Husband to Vicki and father to Oscar (2007), Rufus (2008), Digby (2015), Humphrey (2017) & Margot (2012-2014)
Team Margot’s mission
To help save and improve lives by educating, inspiring and motivating people, especially from ethnically diverse communities, to register as blood, organ, stem cell and bone marrow donors and to provide a range of support to families caring for child cancer patients.
Team Margot also provides secretariat support to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Ethnicity Transplantation and Transfusion.