Ray gives 100 points

PUBLISHED: 12:30 23 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:29 15 June 2010

A SEATON man reached an impressive century on Monday as he donated his 100th pint of blood. Raymond Burrows, 62, from Harepath Lane, visited the National Blood Service donor session at Seaton Town Hall and is hoping his achievement will spur others on to

A SEATON man reached an impressive century on Monday as he donated his 100th pint of blood.Raymond Burrows, 62, from Harepath Lane, visited the National Blood Service donor session at Seaton Town Hall and is hoping his achievement will spur others on to do the same."It costs you absolutely nothing, except a little time," he said."The NHS is always short of blood and you would be helping lots of people if you just gave up three hours a year, that's all."Mr Burrows gave his first pint of blood in his home town of Grantham, Lincolnshire, in 1965.During his time in the army he gave four pints of blood a year and then three pints after he began working for the Ministry of Defence.He said: "In the army you were deemed to have a certain level of fitness, so you could give four pints a year, but civillians just give three."I'd like to see youngsters getting out there and donating their blood."If I can do it, you can do it!"Mr Burrows was presented with a certificate marking his incredible achievement.

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