(Brandon, FL December 20, 2016) David Korte has been sharing his “Gift of Life” by donating blood and platelets for many years. This year, on the day after Christmas, he will achieve his 100 Gallon Donor Milestone and provide a priceless holiday gift to a patient whose life depends on it.
David Korte 100 Gallon Donor Milestone Celebration
Monday, December 26, 2016
8:00a.m. donation begins
At OneBlood’s Brandon Donor Center
727 West Lumsden Rd.
Brandon, FL 33511
David started donating whole blood in 1990 in honor of his grandmother who was fighting breast cancer in another state. Blood donors there were helping her, so he would help others here in Tampa Bay. In 1993, due to his commitment, good veins and B positive blood type he was asked to become a platelet donor and give blood in that special way. He then began to donate platelets as often as every 2 weeks, 24 times a year! David feels it is a shame that most people never donate blood at all, so he keeps giving knowing of the need. He will earn this donor milestone and hundreds of patients and their families are grateful for the second chances he has given them.
Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. All donors receive a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening, plus a surprise gift.
To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit oneblood.org or call 1.888.9DONATE (1.888.936.6283)
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion. Blood that is donated today will likely be transfused into a patient within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant.
OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood to more than 200 hospital partners and their patients throughout most of Florida, parts of Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. The OneBlood name is a constant reminder of the collective power we share to save another person’s life.