(Bradenton, FL, August 7, 2018) In 1976, Jim Wubben started donating whole blood with his college buddies and gave off and on after graduation. He started teaching in 1988 at Bradenton Christian School and began to donate regularly at their school blood drives and later became their Blood Drive Chairperson. Since his blood type is AB positive, the Blood Center staff asked him in 2002 to start donating his ‘universal donor’ platelets and plasma, since that would be his best gift for patients. Jim then began to donate in this special way every two weeks, saving hundreds of lives and families along the way. Of the millions that have donated blood in Florida since blood banking began during World War II, Jim will soon join the ranks of the less than 200 people who have given 100 gallons or more of blood!
Jim Wubben 100 Gallon Donor Milestone Celebration
Monday, August 13
9a.m. – 11a.m.
OneBlood’s Bradenton Donor Center
216 Manatee Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34208
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)