John James OBE awarded Percy Lane Oliver Memorial Award 2022

John James OBE awarded Percy Lane Oliver Memorial Award 2022

We are thrilled to announce that our CEO John James OBE has been awarded the Percy Lane Oliver Memorial Award 2022 (Lay Category), for his outstanding contribution to blood and transfusion science.

The Percy Lane Oliver Memorial Award, awarded by the Royal College of Pathologists, was established in 1944, following the death of Percy Lane Oliver, the creator of the world’s first voluntary blood donor service in 1921. The award gives public recognition to professional and lay people who have made an outstanding contribution to the Science, Practice or Administration of Blood Transfusion.

On winning the award, John said “I am extremely humbled to be a recipient of the 2022 Percy Lane Oliver Memorial Award. Having spent my working life in the public sector and third sector organisations, I am extremely passionate about the difference which vital Blood Transfusions make to those who need them. I will continue to campaign for more Blood donors, especially for more donors from the Black heritage community. Thank You for the award.”

John will be presented with his award at the Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) Symposium held in late November.

Read more about the Percy Oliver Awards here.