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Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Vietnam Veteran Donated 37 Gallons of His Blood to Save Lives
Florida veteran saves hundreds of lives by donating 37 gallons of blood
December 5, 2017
TAMPA, Fla. (
) — OneBlood helps save thousands of lives every year but it isn’t possible without donors.
“In life, I like to help people,” said one donor, Richard Davis.
Davis has been donating blood for 25 years. He’s a Vietnam veteran who witnessed a blood shortage and wanted to help.
“A lot of people needed blood badly at that time. That was the first time I ever donated,” said Davis.
Since then, you can find him in the donor room – kicked back, donating blood and watching TV.
“Well the platelets you can actually donate every week but you can only do it 24 times a year which is a lot of times,” said Davis.
A lot of times, and a lot of blood. Davis is just grateful he can help.
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Kathie Costos DiCesare
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