DAYTON – Community Blood Center says congratulations are in order for Harrison Township donor and retired University of Dayton staff member Diane Platfoot. She reached a “Donor for Life” milestone with her 100th lifetime blood donation Friday, Feb. 17, at the Dayton CBC Donor Center.
“I first donated back in the 70’s when I had a friend that needed blood,” said Diane. “I was also inspired to give by my Dad. He always donated.”
Platfoot’s dad, Wilbert Baumer, was a dedicated Shelby County donor, and shared an astonishing commitment to helping others. Shelby County ranks ninth in population among the 15 counties in CBC’s service area yet ranks third in total number of registered donors. In Shelby County one out of four people eligible to donate are blood donors, which is the highest percentage among CBC counties.
Platfoot retired in 2012 after 24 years with UD, working as administrative assistant in Management Information Systems and Operations Management.
Platfoot and her husband, Tom, will be married 49 years in April. They have three daughters and five grandchildren. Their daughter, Sidney, and her four children live nearby in Centerville.
Platfoot was pleased to reach her milestone, and said she only wished that she could have donated more often to reach the goals sooner.
“I always feel I could do it very easily,” she said, “and I wanted to give back to the community.”
Learn more at www.GivingBlood.org.