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100 gallons and counting

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Bill Pooley is celebrating his induction into the 100-gallon blood donor club.

Pooley crossed the milestone at OneBlood in Bradenton, Florida Monday.

His journey started nearly 40 years ago, when he was 23.

"My son had a heart problem when he was born, and I went to All Children's Hospital with him," Pooley said. "Afterwards I decided to give back to the community and help people by donating blood."

He donates platelets every two weeks like clockwork, specifically helping cancer and trauma patients.

"It makes me feel good that I can still do it, and i'll keep doing it until I'm not able to," Pooley said.