KETTERING’S THEODORE HALE IS YOUNGEST NAMED TO BLOOD DONATION HALL OF FAME

DAYTON, Ohio – Twenty-year-old Kettering blood donor Theodore Hall is the youngest donor ever inducted into the Fresenius Kabi Blood Donation Hall of Fame. He will officially join the class of 2019 with an induction ceremony Friday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. at the Dayton Community Blood Center, 349 S. Main St.

For more than 20 years, Fresenius Kabi has partnered with blood centers through a nationwide program that recognizes and shares the stories of individuals who demonstrate commitment and passion for donating blood and raising awareness of the need for blood donation. Fresenius Kabi traditionally inducts 12 donors per year and features the inductees in its Blood Donation Hall of Fame calendar.

Community Blood Center nominated Theo for his enthusiasm for helping others and the unbridled spirit and optimism that has helped him overcome many challenges in his young life.

Theo was eager to begin donating when he turned 16, struggled to pass screening, but refused to give up. He has since become one of CBC’s youngest platelet donors and currently has 35 lifetime donations. His personal goal is 1,000 donations.

Theo becomes the sixth Community Blood Center donor named to the Blood Donation Hall of Fame and the fourth in the last five years. He follows Botkins donor and blood drive coordinator Susan Leugers (2017), CBC’s top donor Wendell Clark (2016), and blind donor Larry Smith (2015).

Fresenius Kabi (www.fresenius-kabi.com/us) is a global health care company that specializes in medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. The company’s products and services are used to help care for critically and chronically ill patients.