Hutchinson man to donate 296th pint of blood

Blood Donation (KSN File Photo)
Blood Donation (KSN File Photo)

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) – A Hutchinson man is set to donate his 296th pint of blood.

The Hutchinson News reports that 87-year-old Harold Walters made his first donation in 1955, when he was 26. He plans to donate his 296th pint at the Hutchinson Community Blood Drive on Monday.

Walters says his job was across from the donation center, so he started donating. He says that with the exception of when he traveled for work, he made it a habit to donate blood every two months.

Walters says he has no plans of stopping any time soon. The World War II and Korean War veteran is promoting a blood drive sponsored by the American Legion on Wednesday.