DAYTON — Camden donor Alan Lindsey made his 100th donation with Community Blood Center Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Dayton Donor Center.
It was more than a personal milestone for Lindsey, who has many donations in addition to his history with CBC. It was also a tribute to his wife, Ruth, who died of breast cancer four years ago.
“I grew up in Louisiana, right outside of New Orleans in a little town called Metairie,” he said. “I started in high school. Someone I knew had someone in their family getting transfusions.”
Lindsey came to the Miami Valley in 1968 to work for Standard Register. He retired after a long career as a foreman and engineer with Frigidaire. Alan and Ruth had two children and three grandchildren.
He considers donating an easy thing to do to help others. Reaching his milestone was a time to remember Ruth. “At a certain point, it’s remembering my wife needed blood before she died,” he said. “She died of breast cancer, and she received quite a bit of it before the end.”
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