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Real Name: Unrevealed
Case: Lost Savior
Date: June 22, 1966
Location: Newport News, Virginia


Details: On June 21, 1966, Ann Wilson gave birth to her second daughter, Renee. She had complications during the birth of her first one, but doctors initially told her that everything was fine with Renee. Soon after she was born, however, doctors discovered that she had a severe blood disorder and needed a complete blood transfusion. Being that it was the middle of the night and she had a very rare blood type, it seemed hopeless that she would survive.
On the morning of June 22, an unknown donor from Newport News came into Riverside Regional Medical Center after receiving a call from one of the doctors. He then gave all of the blood that was needed to save Renee's life. He left around 3am without Ann being able to find out his name. Fortunately, the transfusion was a success. A few weeks later, he came to visit the Wilsons. He talked to them for a few minutes before leaving. Unfortunately, Ann and her husband, Eddie, have since forgotten his name. The Wilsons now want to thank him for saving her life so many years ago.
Unfortunately, there are no records of the transfusion or the donor's name. At the time, he was in his mid-20s and had dark hair and dark eyes. In 1966, he lived near the Riverside Hospital in Newport News.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the January 31, 1997 episode.
Results: Unsolved. A news article from September 1997 said that Renee had not yet found her mystery donor. He would now be in his 70s. However, a man has come forward claiming his late brother, Ray Dossett, a naval architect, might have been the donor. This has yet to be confirmed.