The oldest blood donor



June 17, 2016
The oldest blood donor

Maurice Creswick, 90.

This 90-year-old South African pensioner is still the world’s oldest regular blood donor – a title he has held for the past 11 years.

Maurice Creswick, who donated his first pint of blood in 1944 when he was 18‚ has donated 413 pints – the equivalent of about 52 typical body loads.

He earned the title of the world’s oldest regular donor in 2005‚ at the age of 79.

Marking World Blood Donor Day on Tuesday, he has challenged other South Africans to donate blood.

Asked what motivated him to keep donating blood‚ he said: “It is because I can do so much for so many |people with such little effort.”

The International Red Cross says Creswick could have helped up to 1239 lives.

(Visited 55 times, 1 visits today)