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March 20 Florida man donates his 110th gallon on blood after 22 years of giving

LISBURGH, FL (FOX 35 ORLANDO) – A 62-year-old man donated his 100th gallon of blood on Monday.

OneBlood reported that 62-year-old David Williams donated his hundredth gallon of blood at OneBlood Lessburg Donor Center on Monday. He has donated platelets for 22 years and has influenced the lives of countless people, even saving lives.

Williams is an experienced mechanic, but still finds time to donate blood every week or two. OneBlood said that he spends about two hours each time sitting in the donor chair.

The platelets donated by Williams are reported to be infused into the patient over a period of five days. Many of the recipients are cancer patients whose blood transfusion helps them survive during cancer treatment.

You can learn more about the importance of platelet donation by calling 1-888-9DONATE or by visiting the OneBlood website.

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