Company gives time, employee gives blood

This week we give a tip of the cap to Greg Clouse and his employer, Toledo Molding & Die Inc. Clouse gave his 100th pint of blood Wednesday during a collection at the company’s Tiffin plant.

So far, clouse has donated 12 1/2 gallons of blood, possibly saving up to 300 lives.

According to the American Red Cross, more than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day. And while an estimated 38 percent of Americans is eligible to donate, less than 10 percent do in any given year.

Obviously, more donors are needed. And companies such as Toledo Molding & Die – which hosts blood drives quarterly and gives employees time off to donate – can be crucial to helping meet that demand.