Doctor of the Day
Dr. Rodrigo Torres, chief medical officer for AdventHealth Dade City and AdventHealth, served as Doctor of the Day for the opening of the 2022 Florida Legislative Session.
“I am extending my appreciation to Wilton Simpson, the president of the Florida Senate, for inviting me to take part in the 2022 Florida Legislative Session, as the Doctor of the Day,” said Dr. Rodrigo Torres, in a news release
“I am grateful to be part of the AdventHealth West Florida Division, which remains focused on pioneering innovation and being the source of vital information for all the communites we serve,” he added.
Doctor of the Day was founded in the 1960s by a former Florida House member, Rep. Walter Sackett, M.D., from Miami, who encouraged the Florida Medical Association to bring a physician to Tallahassee.
The program delivers a vital professional service to the members of the Florida Legislature and all legislative employees.
Blood donor milestone
Larry Jasper, of Spring Hill, has joined the ranks of less than 50 Floridians who have reached the 125-gallon blood donor milestone since blood banking began during the Second World War, according to a news release. Jasper reached the milestone at OneBlood’s Spring Hill donor center.
After 30 years of service in the Army, most of those years in Special Forces, Jasper retired in 1997. In 1999, he became a whole blood donor in New Jersey, and soon after was asked to donate platelets.
Jasper moved to Florida in 2004 and continued to donate platelets regularly.
He was the first donor when OneBlood opened its new center in Spring Hill earlier this year.
His 125-gallon donor milestone equates to 1,000 pints.
Generally, healthy people age 16 and older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood.
All donors receive a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count, cholesterol screening, and a surprise gift.
To learn more, visit OneBlood.org, or call 1-888-936-6283.