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Shevlin man donates seventh gallon of blood

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The first time Larry Schmidt donated blood, he was forced to do it.

But now, he does it willingly - and often.

Schmidt, 59, of Shevlin recently eclipsed the seven-gallon mark for blood donations with the Mississippi Headwaters Blood Bank.

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Once every two months, Schmidt goes to North Country Regional Hospital, checks in, and donates a pint of blood.

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