Malcolm takes giving blood and life-saving in his stride

Malcolm Clarke from Bicester who received a crystal decanter for donating blood 100 times
Malcolm Clarke from Bicester who received a crystal decanter for donating blood 100 times
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A MAN from Bicester has received an award for donating blood 100 times.

Malcolm Clarke, was among 76 blood donors at an awards event by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) in Oxford.

The ceremony celebrated the commitment and dedication of long serving blood donors who had donated blood on at least 75 occasions. Mr Clarke received a crystal decanter.

Between them the donors have given 6,346 units of blood, the equivalent of 5,250 pints.

The award also saw guest speaker Nathalie Marshall, from Swindon, talk about her daughter who has a congenital heart defect and has received a number of life-saving operations.

Anyone wanting to donate for the first time should be aged between 17 and 65, weighing at least 50kg (7 stone 12lbs) and in general good health.

If you’ve donated before, you can start again up to your 70th birthday and there is no upper age limit for donors who have donated in the last two years.

To book an appointment call the donor line on 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk.