He's Not A Doctor, But He's Always At The Hospital For A Very Special Reason
Jim O'Conner certainly provides a special influence for the children in his community, from his high school students to the babies at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Even more amazing, O'Conner is the top blood donor for the hospital. Blood donation is an important service, no matter how much you give. In the U.S. and Canada alone, more than 4.5 million patients need transfusions each year. That works out to someone needing blood every two seconds. With type O- blood, O'Conner is a universal donor, making the 72 gallons he has donated even more valuable. With one pint of blood saving up to three lives, it's incredibly impressive to think about O'Conner's donation. His gift of his time and his blood has saved as many as 1,700 lives.