Steve’s 75th pint

Steve Chapman of guyhirn presentation for 75th pint of blood.
Steve Chapman of guyhirn presentation for 75th pint of blood.
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Steve Chapman from Guyhirn reached a milestone donation on Friday of his 75th life-saving pint of blood.

Mr Chapman (58) is a self employed carpenter who started giving blood back in around 1975/76.

He explained it all came about when he used to take his late father, Jack Chapman, to give blood at sessions which were at the time, held at Wisbech’s St Raphael Club.

“I used to take my father up to the St Raphael Club because he couldn’t drive and I thought while I’m there I’d give it a go,” said Mr Chapman.

He has carried on ever since, giving blood three to four times a year. He even made sure he didn’t miss a session because of a holiday to Australia.

His dedication has seen him visit various places in Wisbech for the donor sessions and also Downham Market.

Friday’s blood donor session was held at Elme Hall Hotel and he received another memento.

Mr Chapman already has lapel badges to mark his 10 and 25th and a gold pen for his 50th and he hopes to keep going way beyond the 75th mark.