Dalrymple keeps pace to milestone


Huber Heights man completes journey to 100th donation

Staff Report



Huber Heights donor Barry Dalrymple made his 100th lifetime blood donation on Tuesday, April 18 at the Dayton Community Blood Center.


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DAYTON — Huber Heights donor Barry Dalrymple planned to cross the finish line on his milestone 100th donation with his daughter Alicia along for the ride. She was home for Easter weekend from Indianapolis, where she works at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But they hit a speed bump.

“We came Saturday morning but we both couldn’t donate because our hemoglobin was low,” he said. “So it worked out for today.”

Alicia was back in Indianapolis when Barry successfully made his 100th donation Tuesday, April 18 at the Dayton Community Blood Center. There will be other times to donate together because giving blood spans the generations in his family.

“I started donating after high school,” said Barry. “My dad used to donate. I remember he had a keychain with his blood type on it that he got after his one gallon donation.”

Barry has been with Woolpert engineering in Beavercreek for 38 years and has been married to his wife Carolyn for 31 years. He has donated occasionally at Sulphur Grove United Methodist and St. Matthew Lutheran mobile blood drives in Hubert Heights, but generally comes to the Dayton CBC.

Barry’s blood type is O positive and he is CMV negative. He is a universal donor for anyone with positive Rh blood type and a “baby donor” because hospitals prefer blood that has not been exposed to the cytomegalovirus for transfusion to children and newborns.

“I think giving blood kind of helps your own health,” he said. “I always appreciate the phone calls I get saying your blood was used saving a life for someone in a hospital.”

Slow and steady always wins the race for Barry when it comes to helping save lives. He didn’t get to celebrate his 100th on Easter weekend, but he could consider celebrating with his daughter on Memorial Day Weekend.

“She was working with the ‘premium seating’ when she was an intern with the Cincinnati Reds,” he said. “Now she’s employee with speedway and gets free tickets to the Indianapolis 500.”

Learn more at www.GivingBlood.org

Connect with Community Blood Center for the latest information and services at www.GivingBlood.org. Get fast and complete answers on how to make your first donation, organize a blood drive, or bring our education program to your school. Get all the updates in the CBC/CTS newsroom, find quick links to our social media pages, or schedule your next appointment to donate by connecting to www.DonorTime.com.

Blood donation requirements: Donors are required to provide a photo ID that includes their full name. Past CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID card. Donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 years old with parental consent: form available at www.givingblood.org or at CBC branch & blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds (you may have to weigh more, depending on your height), and be in good physical health. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email canidonate@cbccts.org or call 1(800)388-GIVE. Make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.

Huber Heights donor Barry Dalrymple made his 100th lifetime blood donation on Tuesday, April 18 at the Dayton Community Blood Center.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2017/04/web1_BarryDalrymple-1.jpgHuber Heights donor Barry Dalrymple made his 100th lifetime blood donation on Tuesday, April 18 at the Dayton Community Blood Center. Contributed photo
Huber Heights man completes journey to 100th donation

Staff Report

Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services® is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Community Blood Center provides blood products to 25 hospitals and health centers within a 15-county service area in the Miami (Ohio) and Whitewater (Indiana) Valleys. For more information about Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services®, visit www.givingblood.org.

Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services® is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Community Blood Center provides blood products to 25 hospitals and health centers within a 15-county service area in the Miami (Ohio) and Whitewater (Indiana) Valleys. For more information about Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services®, visit www.givingblood.org.