Blood Donor Milestones

 Donor Makes Landmark Platelet Donation

 

Starting as a whole blood donor at Boston Children's Hospital, Bob Watson (pictured here with the Blood Donor Center staff) was asked to donate platelets when the Blood Donor Center began collecting them in 1986. Twice a month for the last 26 years, Bob has been donating platelets here, ultimately achieving his 750th donation in May. His 750 donations equal almost 94 gallons of blood and platelets!

Bob says he enjoys coming to Boston Children's to donate, "It's a great organization and just a great place to be," he says. When asked why he donates, he simply responds "because I can."

Donating platelets can take up to two hours, which in Bob's case translates to 1,500 total hours. In addition to giving platelets, Bob's charity, the LPM Charitable Foundation, has given over $1 million dollars in charitable donations to many charities, including the Boston Children's Hospital Blood Donor Center.

When asked how he felt about reaching this milestone, Bob simply smiled and said to check back with him once he reached his 800th donation. Congratulations to Bob on achieving this significant milestone. Thank you for all that you do, and thank you to all who donate to the Blood Donor Center.

If you are interested in donating blood or platelets at Boston Children's, call the Blood Donor Center at 617-355-6677 or go to www.halfpints.childrenshospital.org for information, or to make an appointment to donate.

 

2020 Milestone Donors

Platelet Donors

Jonathan Perkins Jonathan McCormick
Emily Pratt William Howe
Robert Watson John Sweeney
Patricia Sharp Jeffrey Jasie
John Theriault Amy Fein
Stephen Wilk John Corey
John Donahue Roy Noepel
William O'Toole Grace Mcgathey
Thomas Leslie James Ruff
Paul Kelly Marie Boyle
Marco Rocha Robert Nolan
Russell Pratt Sean Ferry
Robert Gadsby John Doyle
Lorinda McMorran Robert Robichaud
James Cooney Douglas Hurst
Thomas Mulligan Mickey Benson
Nicole Johnson William Turosz
James Macpherson Douglas Kennedy
Dennis Moran Jessica Moran
Gregory Halloran Daniel Kenslea
Carol Parrella Duane Nelson
Evan Westlake Adam Nussenbaum
Gretchen Wilson Lorraine Dee
Colleen Collins Jim Harrison
James Moran Laura Soper
Mark DeNicola Michael Carleton
John Chin Paul Olson
Eric Eisenberg Mehmet Dincer
Daniel Kennedy Laurie Kuck
Eric Lovejoy Brian Donahue
Mary Cusack Jacob Cormier
Barbara Cleary Greg Rucker
Robert Lash Bethany Ford
John Kelley Justin Crisafulli
Philip Graeter Eli Sprecher
Michael Burke Leanna Shea
Richard Goldstein Shane Ferrick
Corey Chamberlain Barbara Payne
Ian Underwood Brian Gill
Hannah McQuillan Melissa Jones
Patrick Murphy James Payne
Kevin Kennedy Mary Wells
Billie Lee Tess Ruderman
Anthony Cunningham John Russell
Teresa Nickerson Liam O'Connell
Hannah Beller Daniel Coughlin
Christopher Zaro Anne-Marie Nolan
James Hopkins Erin Bourque
Michael Maune Susan Butterfield
Harvey Minkin Kevin Furtado


Double Red Donors 

David Wilson John Robertson
John Joffrion Brian Kelly
Timothy King Amir Rozenberg
Paul Natola William Cleary
Paul Cohen Daniel Caron
Edward Flanagan Peter Nunziata
Liam Sullivan Andre Rosenberg
Bradley Whyte Mark Colbert
Michael Kangas William Churchill
Roger Matthews Jeffrey Howard
Brandon Gibbs Benjamin Wilson

Nathaniel Cabral-Curtis

 

Whole Blood Donors

Robert Mccarthy Francis Morris
Alan Spillert George Gilman
Steven Pedro Larry Russell
Stephen Williams Norma Reardon
Nahur Fonseca Lori Ann Detrolio
Susan Riley Leonard Morse-Fortier
Debra Ricottelli John Howe
Serge Shulga Bruce Conant
Christopher Hopkinson Daniel Bresnahan
Christine Kohlsaat Lillian Wolfson
David Trifone Richard Orlando
Sally Orme James Riley
Heather Saczynski Robert Ryan
Monica Wheeler Leah Abecassis
Kathleen Mallet Kevin Wolfe
Catherine Holman Joseph Ring
Robert Gale Robert Obar
Charles Langlais Craig Cubell
Christopher Burke David Lebet
Daniel Mercer Christina Cornish
Courtney Ek Timothy Lawton
Kevin Welch Kurt Gent
Aaron Curtis Scott Lambalot
Peter Photopoulos Lizabeth Glynn
Jacob Zimble Joseph Sheehan
Patricia Bertucci Charles Reid
Catherine Putnam Peter Shapiro
Douglas Meiklejohn Brandon Sit
Alyssa Horn Sarah Coates
Janet Spillert Charla Whitley
Devon Stork Michael Fogarty
Joseph Mayer Frank Tkacik
Crandall Peeler Daniel Sorensen
Jairo Suarez Jeffrey Loyd
Natalie Turkington Maureen Schnur
Evan Solomonides Francis Geary
Susan Daley Ross Chapman

Thomas Atherton