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By Age 85, She’d Given 23 Gallons Of Blood: ‘Because I Can’


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Lillian Bloodworth, 92, has donated 23 gallons of blood over nearly five decades, starting in the 1960s. “Bloodworth” really is her last name, though donors would often ask her if it was a gimmick for the blood bank.

She came to StoryCorps in Florida with her husband, John Bloodworth, to remember a life spent giving back through donating blood.

Originally aired March 27th, 2020 on NPR’s Morning Edition.

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