Deusinger said aside from the humanitarian reasons, donating blood is healthy. On average a man decreases their risk of heart attack by donating blood three times a year. Deusinger estimates that Okeechobee has donated nearly 6,000 units of blood though Blood Roundup.
Pictured from left to right: Kiwanis member Frank Irby, Okeechobee Blood Roundup coordinator Raye Deusinger, Kiwanis member Dowling Watford and Kiwanis member John Williams. (Photo Courtesy Kiwanis Club)