Dayton donor Glenn “Scott” Bailey is a proud member of the apheresis team of donors at Community Blood Center. It was with extra pride that he celebrated his milestone 200th lifetime donation by giving platelets on May 3 at the Dayton CBC.
“I knew it was coming!” Scott said of his milestone. “It feels great. It’s a great way to give back. It costs just a little bit of time.”
Scott has always been willing to take time to donate. His “Donor for Life” journey began back in 1977. “I was at Ohio University and there was a blood drive,” he said. “I was a freshman down there and I decided to donate.”
Scott spent 23 years working at the Emery Worldwide Midwestern hub at the Dayton International Airport, where he would often donate at mobile blood drives. Emery ceased operations in 2001 and Scott went to work for Caterpillar in Clayton. Scott and his wife Kim have been married 15 years and have a daughter.
Scott would frequently come downtown to the Dayton CBC to donate whole blood, and in 2003 he became a platelet and plasma donor. “I was finding out more about apheresis when they asked me about it,” he said. “I’ve been doing it ever since.”
Scott tries to donate every two weeks. He drew closer to his 200th milestone with 20 donations in 2017 and reached the goal with his seventh donation of 2018.
“I’m glad I can do it,” he said. “I’ll keep doing it as long as I can.”