Man Who Needed 36 Blood Transfusions Gives Thanks to the Red Cross

By Joe Gullo

Published 05/23 2014 05:43PM

Updated 05/23 2014 06:15PM

BURLINGTON, Vt. - An uplifting and inspirational message can go a long way, especially when people are helping others.

Brian Boyle is a national spokesman for the American Red Cross.  When he was 18, a dump truck plowed into his car while he was driving home.

On top of all of the surgeries, Boyle needed 36 blood transfusions to survive. 

On Friday, he visited the Burlington Red Cross office to show his appreciation.

"To be where i'm at now to even start a race like a marathon and to be able to go to different blood regions and to say thank you to all these different people to the blood donors to the recipients and volunteers it really is a blessing," Boyle said. "I'm just so fortunate to have that opportunity."

Boyle will also be running in the Vermont City Marathon this weekend.

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