A two-year-old Michigan mastiff is being honored by the Livingston County American Red Cross for his generosity to donate blood for more than 20 times.

The mastiff, Lurch, donates blood about once a month and his blood has been helping many dogs, including a dog that accidentally swallowed rat poison.

The mastiff and his owner, Mevin-Thiede, were invited to the Red Cross “Everyday Heroes” banquet to accept the chapter’s “Pet’s Best Friend” award.

Mevin-Thiede said, “the blood itself goes to a lot of places like MSU (Michigan State University) and goes to certain clinics,” he added, “you really don’t end up knowing which dogs he helps, but his little picture goes on each bag so the person that gets it will actually know it.”

Melvin-Thiede said they “just did it (donates blood) because he seems to like to go out,” but never expected to get the award.