DAYTON, Ohio – Congratulations to Vandalia donor Scott Burns for making his milestone 25th lifetime blood donation Friday, July 24 at the downtown Dayton Community Blood Center (CBC). Scott is both an “iron man” because of his red blood cell donations and as a proud member of the Ironworker Local 290 union in Dayton.
“I worked on the new hangar at the Air Force Museum last winter and I start work on the new Marathon plant in Lima Monday,” he said.
The 224,000-square-foot, $35.4-million hangar at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will house exotic experimental jets, historic presidential planes, rockets, missiles and spacecraft, including the 204-foot long, 190,000-pound Titan IVB rocket. The hanger will open to the public in 2016.
It makes Scott feel good to know his work has left a mark on the community, and that his blood donations make a difference in the lives of others.
Scott says his goal is become a reach 100 lifetime donations, like fellow ironworker Bill Warr. His only regret is not becoming a donor earlier.
“I started donating a couple of years ago,” he said. “You see people that need it. Until we learn how to manufacture it, we have to donate because you never know. I get those phone calls saying they used my blood at a hospital on a certain day. I know they need it for accident victims, surgeries and cancer patients. It’s kind of rewarding.”