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An 83-year-old man has achieved a double first by becoming the oldest living kidney donor in the UK and simultaneously becoming the oldest person in the country to give a kidney to a stranger. Nicholas Crace, a widower and former charity director from Overton, Hampshire, is one of a rare group of people known as “altruistic donors” – someone who gives a kidney to a person they do not know, but who is on the NHS waiting list for an organ. Mr Crace said: “I knew that 7,000 people are waiting for a kidney and that one person dies almost every day while waiting. “I couldn’t have lived with myself with the knowledge that I had had the chance of changing someone’s life and turned it down.”