Donating Blood for the 125th time

Ottmar Görge (centre) with Michaela Tappenden and Jürgen Swoboda

Ottmar Görge (centre) with Michaela Tappenden and Jürgen Swoboda

It was when Ottmar Görge, now 62 years old, started his placement as a student in Frankfurt in 1974 that he donated blood for the first time.  Since then he has been a regular visitor to the Red Cross blood donor days in Oberursel.

Last Saturday (10th January, 2015) he donated blood for the 125th time, for which he received a certificate and pin showing the number of donations from blood donor service representative Jürgen Swoboda (right) and a hamper from Michaela Tappenden (left) of the local Red Cross group.

Asked why he made a point of coming so regularly, he answered “blood is always needed”.  Something his brother – a surgeon – once told him.

This photo also appeared on 15th January, 2015 in the Oberurseler Woche.

About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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