Air Force vet reaches milestone


For the News-Current

BEAVERCREEK – A Beavercreek blood donor just reached an important milestone. On July 29, Rudy Leimbach’s platelet and plasma donation marked his hundredth lifetime donation. A Community Blood Center “Donor for Life, Leimbach began donating blood when he was younger.

“I started at Peace Lutheran Church in Beavercreek,” he said. “I donated throughout my Air Force career. I would donate up at the base; when I started apheresis I came here (the downtown Dayton CBC).”

Leimbach spent 26 years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force, and he retired in 1999. He spent 10 years as a civil servant working on prototyping projects. He and his wife have two children, both of whom are married. He has been donating regularly at the Dayton CBC since 2006.

“It’s easy to do,” he said about his willingness to be a platelet and plasma donor. “Some people don’t like to do it. I don’t get over here as often as I would like to because I travel a lot.”

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Story courtesy of the CBC.

Story courtesy of the CBC.