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The First Mate has had need of several blood transfusions in her fight against hemolytic anemia, and will likely need several more before she can turn the corner. We're lucky; our health insurance covers the cost of the transfusions. An extended family member in Texas (very distantly related through two marriages) is not so lucky. Her sister wrote a plea to friends and family this afternoon:
To all my family & friends that live out of the area:
My sister, Kathleen, is living on blood transfusions until she can get a stem cell transplant. This is costing her $3,000 for each unit of blood. We can help by donating blood in her name. You must make sure that where you donate the blood that will give credits in her name through the National Blood Exchange. They will ask for her information, which is
Carter Blood Center-Baylor Hospital, Dallas, TX
Thank you so much! Please feel free to share this information with any friends that may be willing to donate. We really do appreciate it.
If you are in a position to donate blood and would like to offer it in Kathleen's name, her family would certainly appreciate it. The blood banks can use all of the donations they can get.
Please also accept my thanks for your generosity.Sphere It View blog reactions
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