Tavares man donates 100th gallon of blood after 22 years of giving

Car mechanic donated blood almost every week at OneBlood

Photo courtesy of OneBlood
Photo courtesy of OneBlood

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A 62-year-old Tavares man donated his 100th gallon of blood Monday after 22 years of giving to OneBlood.

David Williams, who is a long-time car mechanic, found time to donate every week or two at the OneBlood Leesburg Donor Center, spending at least two hours each of those days sitting in a chair, according to a news release.

Many of his recipients are cancer patients who rely on transfusions to keep them alive while undergoing their cancer treatments.

OneBlood officials said their hospitals are in constant need of platelet donations.

You can read more about the donation process on OneBlood's website here. Anyone who is healthy, over the age of 16 and at least 110 pounds can donate blood with a valid photo ID.