COVID-19 couldn’t deter city man from giving 220th pint of blood

A Lethbridge man who has been a regular blood donor nearly all his life did not let the COVID-19 pandemic stop him from giving his 220th pint of blood last week. Rob Stanko, 65, first donated blood when he was a teenager and has been doing it regularly ever since.

“I guess I am a goal-oriented kind of person. I wrote down a saying one time ‘the accomplishment is directly proportional to the challenge’… If I could do 40 (pints of blood), I could maybe do another 20 more – I would set another challenge for myself,” said Stanko.

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