LAKE PARK (CBSMiami) — A Palm Beach County man has reached a rare milestone in his life and celebrated his centennial last month.

Harold Mendenhall hasn’t reached his 100th birthday yet, but he has donated 100 gallon of blood.

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The 84-year old first gave blood on July 7, 1977, after his wife, Frankie, died from breast cancer.

Mendenhall said donated as a way to cope with his wife’s death.  His generous actions soon turned into donations of six gallons every year. He said that the loss of his two sons also kept him motivated to give more blood.

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Mendenhall also donates blood platelets, which are used in the body to prevent excessive bleeding.



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