Like most executives, John Kirk and Elizabeth Waltman are competitive.
That’s why, moments before his annual competitive blood donation against the chief operating officer of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), the chief executive officer of Alamo Federal Credit Union was asking Donor Pavilion staff members for tips.
Kirk, a regular donor who has topped the eight-gallon mark, settled on two ideas in his bid to top Waltman, who won last year’s duel for the fastest donation.
First, as he was passing out boxes of “Alamo Crackers” to staff and other donors, Kirk downed a couple of bottles of water. And then he made sure to keep his arm perfectly still during his donation.
“That one isn’t going to be easy,” said the high-energy executive.