Save a Life - Donate Blood
A Special Thanks to My Husband: 37+ Gallons of Whole Blood Donated and Counting
My husband Paul, who I have been married to for 52 years, has been an enormous advocate to donate blood and save lives. He has been donating blood for 51 years. He has made 300 donations which equals 37+ gallons of whole blood.
I believe that his commitment to such a noble cause and this great milestone deserves a special thanks.
It all started in 1964, when a friend of ours visited us in our apartment, in Johannesburg, South Africa. He asked Paul to come with him the following weekend to donate blood. Paul wasn't too happy as he doesn't like needles, but he went anyway and donated. The rest is history.
He went every 56 days and made a commitment that he would donate blood regularly. When we emigrated from South Africa to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1992 Paul had to wait 3 years before donating blood again. Even though we did not live in an area in South Africa that had Malaria, the United States Health Department did not allow him to donate blood for this period. Except for this gap he has been donating regularly every 56 days unless he had a cold or some other ailment. He has been encouraging everyone to Donate Blood - Save a Life!
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"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."
Paul's Proudest Moment - After donating blood for a lifetime!
Paul being presented with the Commendation - by Governor Linda Lingle and Lt. Governor James "Duke" Aiona of Hawaii
Give the Gift of Life
Karl Landsteiner Medallion
Presented to Paul in 1989
In 1989 The South African Blood Transfusion Service presented Paul with the Karl Landsteiner Medallion after his 150th donation and his work in promoting donating blood.
William Harvey Medalion
Presented to Paul in 1972
In 1972, The South African Blood Transfusion Service presented Paul with the William Harvey Medallion for his 50th donation and his work in promoting donating blood.
Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Congratulations on this Great Achievement
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280 Pints/Donations = 35 Gallons
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Blood cannot be manufactured. It can only come as a gift from people.
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You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Letters of Thanks and Pins for Donating BloodClick thumbnail to view full-size
Someone out there is waiting for your generous gift of life.