Share Your Story: Joe Swelnis

Share Your Story: Joe Swelnis

At Kentucky Blood Center alone, Joe Swelnis has made nearly 275 donations, the equivalent of 34 gallons of blood, many of them at the Madison County Richmond Community Drive.

As many lives Joe has saved with donations, he has saved countless others with his fervor for encouraging others.

“I’m just one person,” Joe said. “I can only do just one pint every two months (every 56 days). It’s like a drop of water in a pond. When you add it up, the need is a lot greater. For people who need blood, if I or other people don’t give, then the blood’s not there.”

KENTUCKY BLOOD CENTER