WISN's Hannah Hilyard covers CUW Counseling Center Director Dave Enters' life achievement.

Dave Enters walked out of Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin Friday morning for the 500th time. Over the past 35 years, he has officially donated about 500 pints of blood.

Enters is among the top donors in all of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Minnesota, according to a Versiti spokesperson. With his 500th donation, he also joined an elite group of donors nationwide (less than 1 percent) to reach the mile marker.

In total, Enters has given a total of 62.5 gallons. Because he is a platelet donor, his impact is multiplied. One platelet donation has the potential to save up to three lives. Thus, Enters’ giving may have impacted up to 1,500 lives.

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