Oct. 20, 2022
Giving blood became a lifetime passion to help people
Fort Hood, Texas —
With his 2-year-old son, Jacob, in the hospital and needing blood because of a rattle snake bite, Robert Boswell’s blood was iron deficient, and he couldn’t donate. A technician in the Texas National Guard at the time, he had finished a stint in the Navy in the 1960s, served in Vietnam, and moved his family to Texas.
“Back then rattlesnakes were everywhere,” Boswell said.
When the insurance company sent him the bill, they paid for everything accept the blood the toddler had received.