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San Carlos Woman Donates 10th Gallon of Blood to the San Diego Blood Bank

Generally one pint of blood is given during a donation

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    San Carlos Woman Donates 10th Gallon of Blood to the San Diego Blood Bank
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    Pouches of donated blood in hospital

    A San Carlos woman donated her tenth gallon of blood at the San Diego Blood Bank Saturday morning.

    Barbara Haney was inspired by her father, who was a regular donor. She often makes donating into a girls day out that includes lunch and shopping.

    She has donated blood every eight weeks for the last 20 years.

    "I really think it's a good cause and I think everybody should support giving blood," said Haney. "It's something everybody can do."

    Haney brought friends Mary and Stephanie for her milestone Saturday.

    To be eligible to donate blood you must be at least 17 years old (15 and 16 year olds may donate with parental consent), weigh at least 114 pounds and be in general good health.