Welsh Blood Service Director Alan Prosser said, “To reach 800 donations is an incredible achievement which takes many years of commitment and approximately 400 hours in a donation chair to help someone in need.”
The Welsh Blood Service supports 20 hospitals across the country and relies on donations from blood, platelet and bone marrow donors to support patients in need.
Alan continued, “Platelets are needed daily across Wales and have many uses including treating patients with certain types of cancer such as leukaemia. They can also be used treat patients in emergency care as well as premature and newborn babies.
“On behalf of the many patients who have benefitted from Keith’s donations, I would like to say a huge thank you. Keith and other donors like him provide a much-needed lifeline for these people to help them recover from their illness or treatment. Their commitment and dedication to helping others is truly inspirational and we hope others will consider following in their footsteps.”