Prodigious blood donor gets Super Bowl tickets

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Lafayette woman who became a regular blood donor after the death of her husband will be attending the Super Bowl because of her generosity.

Fifty-year-old Carol Sikler won a pair of tickets to the Feb. 5 game in Indianapolis from the Indiana Blood Center for donating blood or blood products at least four times in three months.

Sikler says she's repaying a debt, replacing the units of blood made available to her husband, Chuck, during two lengthy hospital visits before he died in 2003. Sikler recently surpassed the breakeven point, having racked up 143 donated units of either whole blood or platelets.

She tells the Journal & Courier that it's a way for her to help someone who can't ever thank her or pay her back personally.

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