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58 years of giving blood = 320 pints

September 08, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A New York state man is donating his 320th pint of blood, making him one of two people in the U.S. to give 40 gallons.

Al Fischer, 75, of Massapequa plans to reach the milestone today, 58 years after he started giving blood.

According to a New York Blood Center official, only Maurice Wood, 83, a retired railroad inspector of St. Louis, has donated more blood than Fischer.

Fischer, a print shop operator, donates blood about six times a year. He says he and Wood are engaged in a friendly rivalry and last spoke to each other a few months ago.

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