Russell Buss hits milestone with special blood donation

Published 12:38 am Saturday, April 20, 2024

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100 pints! Russell Buss made history this week.

The (almost) 80-year-old gave his 100th pint of blood Thursday to LifeShare.

He’s a huge advocate for paying it forward, where this type of donation is much needed.

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He figured with an average donation of five per year, only able to donate every 56 days, it has taken him a while to reach this goal.

Account Manager Tiffany Ybarra was on hand to present Russ with a certificate and bag of goodies for this milestone achievement.

Ybarra also stated the importance and need for blood donations.

It’s a life or death situation for so many, infants to adults. She said not everyone is able to donate, and that’s understandable.

Help is also welcomed through blood drives organized at a place of business, church, school or fundraiser.

For more information, contact LifeShare Blood Centers at 4305 Laurel Avenue in Beaumont or call 409-838-5289.

— Written by Natalie Picazo