‘Babe Ruth’ of blood donors saves thousands, hits 100-gallon milestone

'Babe Ruth' of blood donors saves thousands, hits 100-gallon milestone

He delivers the mail, but a Texas postman is setting records for another kind of delivery he makes. It's a delivery that is saving lives. Every two weeks for the past 34 years, Marcos Perez spends two hours donating blood at the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center. Perez donates platelets, a blood component that allows him to donate more often than if he were donating whole blood or double red blood cells (also known as power red), which people can also donate at STBTC.

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