MAUGANSVILLE --Â David Keener doesn't think of himself as a hero.
He has a T-shirt that says he is, but he doesn't wear it much.
Keener is a blood donor who recently was recognized by the Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross for reaching the 25-gallon mark for lifetime donations.
"Did you know that if 1 percent of the people who gave blood immediately after the 9/11 attack in 2001 would still give, there would never be a blood shortage?" Keener asked.
Keener, 61, began giving blood in 1968, when he was in the U.S. Army. He tries to give every 56 days, the minimum time allowed between donations. Each donation is one pint of blood, of which there are about eight in the human body.