Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Donating Blood

**This is an e-mail that I sent out to just about everyone on my e-mail contact list. There is a flier that I have with all of the information on how to donate blood for Mike but I am not posting it on here for privacy reasons, so if you would like the information please send me your e-mail address. My e-mail address is: chrissielw@gmail.com. Thank you so much!! Please keep those prayers coming!!

Hi everyone!

First, I would like to thank you all for your good thoughts, prayers and support during the past few months. The support that we have received from family and friends has made a very hard time a little easier. We ask that you please keep those prayers and good thoughts coming for Mike and our family.

I am e-mailing you today because, while Mike is doing well, he hit a small bump in the road last week and needed a blood transfusion. This could end up being a common occurrence for Mike during his treatment, as it is for many patients receiving chemotherapy. Because of this possibility, our family has teamed up with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and started a blood drive in Mike's name. Even if you are not a match for Mike, the blood that you donate will go to help someone else at MSKCC that needs it during their treatment.

The information for donating blood is attached to this e-mail. Included in this information is the MSKCC website that details the donation requirements and the contact information at MSKCC that you would need to make an appointment to donate blood for Mike. If you can not get to MSKCC or can not donate blood for any reason, we completely understand, we just ask for your continued prayers for Mike. Please feel free to forward this e-mail on to anyone in the area that you know that might be able to donate for Mike!!

Thank you again for all of your thoughts, prayers and support. I hope you and your families are enjoying the holiday season!

Chrissie, Matt, Katie, Mike & our entire extended family!


Blueangels said...

I wish I lived close so I could give. But your blog has reminded me and pushed me to set up an appt. to donate. I work in a hospital so I just have to go downstairs. I will be thinking of you all as I donate away!

Jennifer said...

oh man. that stinks that he needs a transfusion. :( if you would like to send me the info i'd try to see if i'd be a match or try to help out in anyway... i'd love to donate blood for any one... but especially for Mike since I know you guys... or feel like i know you all.

my email is jbrown31@hvc.rr.com or jennb0305@hotmail.com

i'm always thinking, hoping, wishing and of course, praying for you all.

lots of love!