Jim O’Connor is a strict Vietnam veteran and tenured math teacher whom you don’t want to mess with. He sports a short, military-style haircut and has sharp, watchful eyes that regularly scan his classroom.
After years in the military, he has an authoritative voice that catches all of his students’ attention. He also doesn’t put up with much out of any rowdy and restless teens in his high school classroom.
Jim first lent a helping hand at the hospital when a friend convinced him to participate in a blood drive. He has type O negative blood, which is highly sought after as the universal blood type.
So Jim returned regularly to donate both blood and platelets. He managed to emerge as the hospital’s top donor, sharing 72 gallons of blood so far.