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Man Donates 100 Gallons Of Blood

Harold Green sitting in chair donating blood
Peter Haden
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WJCT

A Northeast Florida man is being called a “pint-sized hero” by the the local medical community.

Harold Green, of St. Augustine, donated his 100th gallon of blood Monday.

"Donating blood means to me helping other people," said Green.

Green started giving blood at the Jacksonville Blood Alliance in 1986 - one pint every two weeks. Today marks his 503rd donation.

The Blood Alliance distributes the blood to local hospitals. Green’s donations have helped about 1500 patients on the First Coast.

"This is a superhero...a pint-sized super hero," said Blood Alliance spokesperson Odette Struys. "For him to come in every two weeks committed is absolutely phenomenal."

Struys said the Blood Alliance needs 300 donors every day to meet the need of local hospitals.

Peter Haden is an award-winning investigative reporter and photographer currently working with The Center for Investigative Reporting. His stories are featured in media outlets around the world including NPR, CNN en Español, ECTV Ukraine, USA Today, Qatar Gulf Times, and the Malaysia Star.