12 September, 2016
Celia Kent recently celebrated 101 donations – 100 of blood and one kidney!
Celia began donating blood in 1963 and made her 100th donation at the West End Donor Centre last week. She donated a kidney to someone on the national transplant waiting list in 2015.
Celia, who is 72 and from North London said: “I’ve been giving blood since 1963 and am proud to have reached this wonderful milestone. As a fit and healthy person, it’s always seemed to me that if I can use my good health to help someone who may be less fortunate, then I should. I took this principle one step further by donating a kidney. When I heard that any healthy adult could offer to be considered as a living donor for someone in need of a kidney, I hoped I could give my spare kidney to someone who could then have a more normal life, away from the tyranny of dialysis. It didn’t matter to me that the recipient was unknown. I am thrilled to have been able to, I hope, help others in need and would encourage anyone to consider doing the same.”
On behalf of the many people Celia has helped, we say a big thank you and congratulations! #OrganDonationWeek