For 73-year-old James Godwin donating blood has been his way of doing his part for the community. Over the years he has affected the lives of countless people, no doubt saving many lives.
James, an Orlando resident, primarily gives platelets that are transfused into patients within 5 days. Many of those patients are fighting cancer and depend on vital platelet transfusions. He has been giving blood since the 1970s.
On April 10, 2019 he donated his 150th gallon donation at OneBlood’s Michigan Street center location.
Platelet donations are in constant need in our hospitals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn more about the vital importance of platelet donations and how you can Target Your Type by visiting oneblood.org.
Generally healthy people ages 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 or call 1-888-9DONATE.