Blood Donor Achieves Monumental Milestone

Blood Donor Achieves Monumental Milestone

(Orlando, Florida October 29, 2019) Dedicated blood donor and Orlando, Florida resident, Ron Howard achieves a monumental milestone by donating his 190th gallon of blood, becoming OneBlood’s top gallon donor of all time.

Ron began donating in high school and 30 years later he has reached a gallon level that nobody else can claim.  Ron is not only OneBlood’s highest gallon donor, but he is also one of the top gallon donors in the nation.

Every two weeks, like clockwork, Ron visits the OneBlood donor center on Michigan Avenue in Orlando where he donates platelets.  His relentless dedication to donating has helped save countless lives.

Ron says his passion for donating is fueled by simply knowing he is helping give people another chance at life.  He hopes by sharing his story that others will be inspired to follow in his footsteps and become regular blood donors.

To view OneBlood’s story with Ron Howard click HERE.

To learn more about the importance of platelet donations click HERE.


Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit oneblood.org. All donors receive a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening, plus a surprise gift.

One of three people will need blood in their lifetime. Blood that is donated today will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant.

 

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