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Blood donor age limit scrapped

16th December 2008

The age limit for people in the UK to give blood has been abolished, as older donors are now "healthier and fitter than in the past".

People who donated blood used to have to stop giving donations once they reached the age of 70. The change could mean that over 15,000 more blood donations are carried out annually in the UK. 

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