My Dad Is Amazing – Record 100 Gallon Blood Donor
Since as young as I can remember, my dad has been donating blood. I remember going with him, getting a lollipop, and talking to the nurses at the various blood centers.
Not sure how it got started, but he was giving blood consistently.
Maybe every week or so, I would remember him coming back home from the office and having a white bandage on his elbow showing he had given blood.
And all the little metal pins of the gallon(s) of blood he had given.
Well, a massive milestone was just reached – 100 gallons of blood.
How much is that, I can’t even comprehend – let’s think of it like a gallon of milk you buy in a store. If you drink a gallon of milk a week, it would be about 2 years of it!
(Weird visual just popped up of drinking gallons of blood, maybe not the best example) – but you get the point right?
Read The Local Newspaper’s Article
They said it much better –
Here’s the article in the TC Palm news, that says it much better than I can:
At 100 gallons donated, Michelini has saved at least 864 lives.
Congratulations dad. I know how important it has been to you to donate blood regularly. I remember you frying up some liver and onions on the stove explaining it had a lot of iron and was good with lots of rich vitamins. I’m really proud of you and happy you have made it happen to reach this unbelievable milestone.
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photo with my son and my dad
Feedback From China!
So some of our readers in China (on Wechat) said this amazing feedback:
Thank you for sharing his story! Please send our best wishes to him.We just organized a group of students for donating blood. We are so touched by his story! – Jim Zhang