For decades, the Red Cross has been encouraging people to give blood, especially during times of hardship. When Jerry Ball was in his teens, he heard that call and he’s been giving ever since. Jerry has donated blood over 200 times -- 268 times, to be exact.
“You can donate whole blood every 56 days, so I just sign up every 56 days,” Jerry says.
When Jerry was growing up, it was the 1970s. There was a war going on. The need was there. That’s why he started his commitment to donating.