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World's Oldest Regular Blood Donor Donates 35th Gallon in Madisonville

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Dale Faughn, who holds the Guinness World Record for oldest regular blood donor, donated his 35th gallon of blood at Baptist Health Madisonville on Thursday.

Posted: Mar 11, 2021 3:49 PM
Updated: Mar 11, 2021 4:01 PM

At Baptist Health Madisonville on Thursday, the world's oldest regular blood donor gave his 35th gallon of blood.

95-year-old Dale Faughn made the donation at Baptist Health Madisonville on Thursday, where the Blood Bank team celebrated the milestone with him.

Special heart-shaped cookies adorned with '35s' and a trophy were presented to Faughn on Thursday as the team celebrated the donation of his 35th gallon of blood.


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In comparison to weight, 35 gallons is just under 292 pounds.

Back in 2017, the Blood Bank team was able to celebrate blood donor Dale Faughn as he was inducted into the Guinness World Records book for being the oldest regular blood donor.

When asked why he feels blood donations are important, Faughn said, "Blood is life. I grew up poor, but blood is something that anyone can give. I believe it is better to give than receive."

If you would like to donate blood, you can call the Baptist Health Madisonville Blood Bank at 270-825-5150 to schedule an appointment.


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