Doug Faulkner was “just a kid” living in New York when he first decided to give blood and didn’t think much of it, other than it was a good thing to do and he liked the idea of helping people. Now, at 90-years-old, he has donated more than 233 times and has been donating at our Citrus Region regularly since 1993.
“You don’t realize until you read it, what 23 years does and how it helps so many people,” he said after reading the article published in the Citrus County Chronicle about his donation history. Faulkner recommends donating to anyone that is eligible, “If your doctor says you can do it, do it. It doesn’t require anything, just a little pin prick.”
He knows several people who receive platelets, which encourages him to donate even more due to his personal connection. “Anybody who doesn’t donate is foolish. They don’t know how they can help a person,” Faulkner said.