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Spokane man donates 25th gallon of blood to Inland Northwest Blood Center

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

One Spokane man celebrated an important milestone Tuesday. But this milestone wasn't about him, it was about the hundreds of other people he's helped.

Rob Laughbon donated his 25th gallon of blood Tuesday to the Inland Northwest Blood Center. One pint can save three lives. Rob has helped save about 600. He started donating 38 years ago as part of an extra credit assignment in high school, and he hasn't stopped since.

"The only times I haven't been able to donate is my iron might be too low a couple times... So I could have been at 25 three or four donations ago," Rob said.

As a thank you, Ron's family surprised him at the Inland Northwest Blood Center's newest location in Spokane Valley, where he became the first donor. 

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