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Regular blood donor Peter Windatt, a licensed insolvency practitioner and director of BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency has reached a new donation milestone having given his 75th pint! Not bad for a man whose job often sees him branded as a ‘blood sucker’!

The local insolvency expert helps companies and individuals who find themselves in extreme financial difficulty, a role not usually renowned for its generosity.  The 51-year-old showed his true colours by reaching the milestone 75th pint and has pledged to continue. The NHS Blood & Transplant Service recognised this achievement by presenting Peter with a badge and certificate during the donor session in Duston, Northampton.

A spokesperson for the service said: “Loyal donors like Peter are the lifeblood of the service. The fact that they give up their own time, three times a year, means that we can supply UK hospitals with the 8,000 donations of blood they require every day.”

Peter, from Daventry, began giving blood with a colleague while working in London some 30 years ago. He said: “I’ve come across so many people for whom blood and blood products have been key to their recovery.  It’s so easy to help save a life.  Each pint given is likely to help 3 people”

Peter is proud that his son chose to continue the family tradition upon reaching the minimum age of 17.  “He is up to 5 pints already and has signed up for the Bone Marrow Registry too”.

To find out more about how to give blood visit www.blood.co.uk or call the NHS Blood and Transplant Service on 0300 123 23 23.