A BRIGHOUSE woman has been honoured by the National Blood Service at a special ceremony at Old Trafford to thank her for being a blood donor.
Miriam Fox, 53, was presented with an engraved crystal plate to mark her 75th donation of blood.
She works as a secretary and started giving blood 35 years ago.
Miriam said: "I always wanted to give blood as soon as I was old enough, I felt that if I could help someone it was a great return for a little investment."
Potentially, her donations could have saved over 200 lives.
Awards at the ceremony were presented by eight-year-old Hamish Graham, from Rochdale, who received lifesaving transfusions while having treatment for a brain tumour.
Now in remission, Hamish attended with dad Neil and mum Sarah.
Only 6% of the UK population eligible to give blood are active donors, and of that number, around 1% reach 75 donations each year.
Rachel Roberts, for the National Blood Service, said blood donors like Miriam were important.
"Hers is a remarkable achievement and one which represents a lifetime of dedication."