SIDNEY – Sidney donor David Loewer now has a Donor for Life blanket to help keep warm this winter after making his milestone 150th lifetime donation Sept. 12 at the Midmark Corp. blood drive.
“My first donation was in 1981 when the owner of the company I worked for had a quadruple bypass and needed 55 pints of blood,” Loewer said.
The company began hosting blood drives to help replenish the blood supply.
“I learned at that time only 4 percent of the people who are eligible to donate actually donate blood,” he said. “But, every time you need blood, remember it is only available because of people dedicated to donating blood.
“I’m also a registered bone marrow donor. I would gladly endure the discomfort from this process if it will save a life. Since then I have continued to be a consistent donor as it is the right thing to do.”
Loewer averages five donation per year. When he worked Trimble, Inc., he was the leader of a six-member Life Leader Team. He moved to Versailles in 2010 and became a regular donor at the Knight of Columbus blood drives.
Last year he moved to Sidney and began supporting CBC blood drives in the Sidney area.
“Now that I work at Midmark, I will donate here every opportunity I have available,” he said. “I hope to work another 10 years, which will give me the opportunity to reach 210 units before I could retire.”