Trevecca Nazarene University

Alumnus Nathan Baker sets another record

Nathan Baker is pictured when he gave his 25th gallon of blood, June 25, 1997.

Another record for Nathan Baker ’86 has been noted in the record books. Nathan has again distinguished himself for his donations—his donating of blood. Since the first time he gave blood 41 years ago as a freshman at Trevecca, Nathan has donated blood 500 times, giving approximately 63 gallons of blood.

Nathan’s record of donating his blood has made him legendary in Nashville. According to a recent article about him in The Tennessean (Jan. 9, 2014), Nathan “has given more blood than anyone else in a 70-county area that includes most of Tennessee and Kentucky and parts of Illinois and Missouri.” (Click here to read the full article about Nathan.)

Nathan, who is legally blind, began working for the Red Cross as a volunteer who called blood donors to ask them to donate again. His success in recruiting donors led to his becoming an employee of the Red Cross, and now he represents that organization when he takes his “What is Blood?” presentation to schools. During his career with the Red Cross, he has made that presentation in more than 7,800 classrooms.

In multiple ways Nathan is serving and leading, two actions that Trevecca encourages all of its students to adopt as part of their lifestyle. Thank you, Nathan, for exemplifying what Trevecca teaches.