How many times have you given blood in your life?
If you ask Joseph Mammana, he'll tell you that he would give every week if he could.
Last week, Supervisor Anthony Colavita presented a Proclamation to the local resident at the LeRoy Gregory Post 979 of the American Legion in Eastchester.
Mammana was there to donate his 80th unit of blood, recalling how his first donation was in 1974 as a favor to his boss whose nephew needed a “pint”.
His has been donating ever since and says that, "I have to give back in order to balance the book with my maker."
“I knew you were a red blooded American but you proved it 80 times,” joked Colavita who along with County Legislator Shelia Marcotte, presented Mammana with proclamations from Westchester County along with, the American Legion, the VFW and the American Red Cross in addition to a “Ten Gallon” pin to commemorate this milestone.
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Mammana is a past Commander of the Col. Sam DiRienzo, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and is currently a Vice Commander at the LeRoy Gregory Post of the American Legion, both Posts are in Eastchester.