During an interview on NBC’s Today Show last June 14, IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe revealed that 22 different individuals had donated blood that helped him survive a horrific crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 18, 2015. On that show, which coincided with World Blood Donor Day, Hinchcliffe also said that he likely would never meet the donors, most who were anonymous, but that if he ever had a chance, he’d thank them profusely for helping save his life. Wednesday, the “Mayor of Hinchtown” finally did get that chance, personally thanking two of those individuals who donated blood, as he was also inducted into the American Red Cross Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Indianapolis. “Those that know me know I’m not often speechless, but that was one of the most incredible things ever,” Hinchcliffe said of the donors’ selflessness, according to The Indianapolis Star. Hinchcliffe met and thanked 21-year-olds Madelynn Guerra and Madison Mowry, who while high school students, both donated blood just 11 days before Hinchcliffe’s fateful crash while practicing for the 99th Indianapolis 500. “We say in our spiels about blood donation, we refer to the ‘anonymous donors,’ you know, and it’s crazy to think that,… Read full this story
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