Sudden death of blood specialist Dr Peter Clark

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A service of thanksgiving was held on Monday for Dr Peter Clark, one of Scotland’s leading blood specialists, who died suddenly.

Dr Clark, 50, was a consultant haematologist with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service at Ninewells Hospital.

He became ill at work at Ninewells on Thursday, June 20 without warning. His colleagues rushed to his aid but he could not be saved.

Dr Clark, whose wife Carolyn is a consultant geriatrician at Royal Victoria Hospital, Dundee, had two sons and a daughter and lived at Aberlemno.

After completing his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Glasgow University and its associate hospitals in May 2000, Dr Clark joined the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service at Ninewells Hospital.

Having developed an interest in thrombosis associated with pregnancy while working toward his doctorate in Glasgow, he extended his research after moving to Dundee to consider the impact of certain genetic factors on the risk of thrombosis and other adverse events occurring in pregnancy. He held the post of reader at Dundee University and honorary senior research fellow at Glasgow University.

The service of thanksgiving was held at the Lowson Memorial Church following a private family burial.