Thomas was on vacation when he received a call from the OneBlood team. Officials from Halifax Hospital in Canada had put out an international plea to locate a blood donor for a premature baby. Thomas had the blood type that was the perfect match for the baby. "When I was told a premature baby needed my special blood type how could I not return right away," says Thomas.
Thomas is a retired Navy helicopter pilot and fight instructor and had spent his whole career serving his country. As a platelet donor, Thomas continues to serve his community on a regular basis by donating and has given platelets over 77 times.