34 Gallon Blood Donor gathers National attention

Here is a great story that CNN picked up from Westfield, Massachusetts.

Richard Gaylord started donating at High School in 1946. Now he is 81 years old and has donated for 64 years. This week he donated for his 272nd time, which amounts to about 34 gallons! He tries to donate every 8 weeks.

Why does he donate? A reason I hear all too often! “It’s a good feeling to know you helped out, maybe kept someone alive, who wouldn’t otherwise be here.” His rare AB positive blood-type has done just that, helping up to 816 patients.