David honoured for giving blood
JUST under 45 years since he first donated his first pint, a Listowel man has been honoured for having gone on to donate his blood an incredible 100 times.
For Dave Caplice, it was a very simple decision for him way back in 1974, when he heard about a shortage of blood.
“I just knew that there was an awful lot of people in the country that needed blood and because I was able to donate, I just went and did it,” said Dave, speaking to The Kerryman on Monday morning.
Dave was recently honoured by the the Limerick Blood Transfusion Service for his numerous selfless acts over the years.
“I would normally be allowed to donate around three times a year, but of course, there were times over the years with different things on which meant I could only go twice a year, but I always tried my best to get there,” Dave continued.
Dave said that he would encourage anyone out there that willing and able to donate blood do so.
“It [donating blood] is a wonderful thing to do. It only takes a small bit of your time and it can help save someones life. I remember there was a time during one of the storms that a a Professor in Limerick said that blood supplies went down to maybe a day or two, so that is why donating is important,” he continued.
There is clinic running in the Brandon Hotel Conference centre tonight ( Wednesday, April 11) and Thursday April 12 from 3pm to 5pm and again from 7pm to 9pm those evenings. is to