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The Walsall man who has donated blood more than 150 times

A man from Walsall who has made 150 blood donations over the course of more than 50 years now hopes to inspire others to do the same.

Mr Lloyd pictured with his first and most recent certificate of recognition

James Lloyd, or "Jim" as he is known affectionately, first gave the gift of life at the age of 20 after he was led to believe it would help to alleviate nose bleeds which he was suffering from at the time.

Despite not making a difference to his nose bleeds, Mr Lloyd, now aged 77, has been donating blood several times a year ever since.

And after 150 donations, he has been handed a certificate by NHS Blood and Transplant as a token of appreciation.

Mr Lloyd made his first blood donation in June, 1966, and has made 149 since