June 29, 2009
Woman, 90, donates 200th pint of blood
A 90-year-old California woman has donated her 200th pint of blood -- that's 25 gallons -- since she got her start as a donor in 1954.
Margaret Delfino of Bakersfield, a great-grandmother, said she briefly stopped donating in 2001 when she had ovarian cancer, but she starting giving blood again five years later when her doctors declared her cancer-free, CNN reported Monday.
To think in Kern County that there are only 3 percent who give blood when there are so many who are able to donate, she said.
It can mean the difference between life and death for some people.