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Structural analysis engineer Mark Mansfield donated his 100th gallon of blood

March 25, 2021 in Community

STAR DONOR: Starliner engineer Mark Mansfield donates blood at the OneBlood facility in Orlando, Fla.


Mark Mansfield recently marked an incredible milestone: He donated his 100th gallon (378 liters) of blood, over a donor “career” spanning 39 years. The Florida resident, a Boeing structural analysis engineer, has donated regularly at the OneBlood donor facility in Orlando, and OneBlood estimates Mansfield has saved or helped sustain an incredible 2,400 lives through his blood and platelet donations. He is one of fewer than 300 Floridians who have donated at least 100 gallons of blood.

Mansfield is busy working at the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, supporting the Boeing CST-100 Starliner. But he always makes time to donate blood.

“I hope my story will encourage others to become blood donors too,” Mansfield said.