Eiko is blood type O negative, which can be used for transfusions to everyone, and has also helped save the lives of several newborns. He first gave blood about 10 years ago. It was his girlfriend at that time who encouraged him, but as it turned out, he came to the blood centre with two of his co-workers.
From that time on, Eiko gives blood regularly and is also an apheresis donor. He’s made a total of about 70 donations. “No special reason,” he says modestly.” “I’m just happy to give a gift that someone needs.”