Oldest living kidney donor at 83
An 83-year-old man has become the oldest person in the UK to donate a kidney while still being alive, the NHS Blood and Transplant service has said.Nicholas Crace, from Overton in Hampshire, is also the oldest "altruistic" kidney donor - he will never meet the recipient of his organ, reports the BBC website
He said: "It's nice to feel in old age that one can still be useful."His surgeon said a kidney from a live donor "performs better, works quicker and lasts longer".
MrCrace, who enjoys visiting friends, gardening and volunteering, made the decision to donate last year in the months after his wife, Brigid, died.He said he was no longer able to donate blood after turning 70 and when he looked at donating bone marrow he found out he needed to be under 40.
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