One hour is all it takes. Takes what, you ask. One hour is all it takes to save a life. How can we help save a life? Donate blood. The two most common reasons cited by individuals for not giving blood are: “Never thought about it” or “I don’t like needles”. But one donation can save the lives of up to three people. Within the MoDOT family, there are numerous individuals who give an hour of their time to donate blood. David Liebhart, senior construction inspector at the Macon Project Office, is one of those people.
David has been donating since he was a teenager. When asked why he does it, David simply responded, “I give because I can.”
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. is in need of blood. “There are so many individuals that need blood, that if by me taking one hour out of my day to give can help someone, then that is what I am going to do,” he added. “And it doesn’t hurt a bit,” he said with a smile.
Macon Regional Office recently held a blood drive and collected 20 units that will help individuals around the area. David is pictured above giving at the drive.
So we want to say thank you to David, and all of the other MoDOT employees that take time to give blood in their communities. Blood can only come from generous donors like you. Remember, you are somebody’s type!