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.

Couple from Wiesbaden donated blood for the 101st time

After the 125th donation by a visitor from Bad Homburg last month, in December it was the turn of a couple from Wiesbaden to be awarded for an unusual combination of the 101st donation at the Red Cross in Oberursel.

Eberhard Böhm came all the way to Oberursel with his wife to donate blood for the 100th time.  He first blood donation had been in 1967 when he was an officer cadet at the marine training school in Flensberg and the platoon went to donate together.

Some years later he was working in Oberursel at first the Dresdner Bank and later the Frankfurter Volksbank and it was during this time that he started to donate regularly. [Read more…]

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