Three men from Newtown, Powys are encouraging more people to give blood. Together they have made a combined 263 blood donations, providing enough blood to save the lives of over 700 adults or 1,500 babies.
Nicknamed the “Powys blood brothers”, Chris Reynolds, Mark Woodhouse and Dave Morris have committed decades to helping patients in need by donating blood with the Welsh Blood Service.
After making his 101st donation, a journey which has taken him almost 50 years, Chris said: “We all know how important it is to give blood and the difference our donations will have made to other people’s lives.
“I’ve really enjoyed donating for many years now with Mark and Dave, it’s a great way to spend some time with friends and I hope this will continue for many more years to come. My advice to people who are thinking of donating is simple – go.
“It makes you feel privileged and humbled to have been able to help someone when they need it most.”