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Mont. blood donor has given for nearly a lifetime

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Jim Kyle of Darby, is shown at Hamilton Monday. Since 1943, the 86-year-old retiree from Darby has donated 185 units of blood. That's more than 23 gallons.

DARBY (AP) — Almost seven decades ago, Jim Kyle donated his first pint of blood. And that first unit has turned into a lifetime of giving.

Since 1943, the 86-year-old retiree from Darby has donated 185 units of blood. That's over 23 gallons.

"It helps people," Kyle said. "I'm glad to help in that way."

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood, according to the Americ...

 

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