DEVON, PA — The American Red Cross joined Main Line Mentoring, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Tredyffrin Township and Surrey Services, among other organizations, to honor the public and community service of Paul W. Olson on Saturday, Sept. 8.
Among his many service activities, Olson, 86, of Devon, Pennsylvania has donated 654 units of blood – close to 82 gallons and counting – to the American Red Cross over the past 69 years. Because every unit of donated blood can potentially help up to three people, Paul’s donations have potentially impacted more than 1,900 patients and their families.
“Every day, the Red Cross must collect close to 800 units of blood right here in our region to meet patient demand. It’s generous donors, like Paul, that allow the Red Cross to fulfill its mission and to help those patients,” said Alana Mauger, communications manager, Red Cross Penn Jersey Blood Services Region.
“Paul’s dedication is an inspiration to current and future blood donors, and we thank him from the bottom of our hearts for his service,” she said.
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