CHICAGO (CBS) — An 86-year-old man has donated 151 pints of blood in his lifetime, but he said Tuesday he’s just getting started.
George Serena, who was honored Tuesday at Lifesource in Arlington Heights as he extended his arm for pint 151, said “it’s just like getting your oil changed.”
“Getting rid of a pint of my own blood, and replenishing it as new blood? Hey, that’s an oil change,” he said.
In an article for Senior Connection Newspaper, he noted people have called him “Mr. Blood Drop,” “Mr. Ketchup,” “Mr. Tomato,” “Mr. Dracula,” and more because of his donations and volunteer work for Lifesource. He volunteers more than 120 hours a year at blood drives.