Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sparta Man Reaches Blood Donation Milestone

A White County resident has reached a blood donation milestone with the American Red Cross. Ronald Tungate of Sparta has been recognized for donating 25 gallons of blood over his lifetime. Tungate says he started donating blood in high school and never stopped, giving blood every time he could while he served in the U.S. Navy and later at jobs with Chrysler and Bridgestone. He reached the 25 gallon mark during a drive this year at the Sparta Civic Center. And he says, "As long as I am able to give, I will.."