"Most donors have someone in their family that needed platelets," she said. "Other people just don't know about it. But it's a very gratifying thing to do."
Donna M. Morrissey, director of communications with the American Red Cross Blood Services Northeast Division, said the summer is a good time to help when demand is typically high for blood and platelets.
"The Red Cross relies upon generous blood donors so we can supply blood when and where it is needed," she said.
For Grazer, it's an easy way to help.
"I like to help people," he said. "If I can save someone's life, I'll do it."
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