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Donation in the minor places

I live in the United States. From what I gather, blood and blood product donations are mostly run by the Red Cross (ARC) here. There are, however, smaller local blood banks that do their own donations and drives. 538 more words

Daily Life

Back to donating

No, I’m not referring to the notorious practice of running ads requesting donations of mony before the end of the year on various sites (WikipediA comes to mind). 82 more words

Daily Life

Not 50 but 52

OK so this is my 52nd post but that isn’t the significance of the number 52 today. If I said “Not 36 but 52” you might have a clue about what I am referring to. 186 more words

Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)

Day 14 of 28 in Isolation

Yes, my isolation at MD Anderson Hospital is half over. Before I could enter my room I had to take a shower with a product that is used before surgery. 966 more words


Fighting for Life

My oldest daughter was born in 2002 with a platelet count of only 10,000, where normal is between 150,000 and 400,000.  Anything below 50,000 puts a child at severe risk of bleeding, especially in the brain.  1,448 more words


Is it a blip or is it a trend?

Today I was to find out how my blood did in its test. I wouldn’t go quite so far as to say that I approached the consultation in Haematology with trepidation but we were certainly hoping that my platelet level would at least still be in double figures. 780 more words

Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)

ICU Day 34 - Two good days

I guess you cannot go lower than your heart stopping. So after that episode 2 days ago, Rachana has had a good rebound. Yesterday we had the kids drop by and Rachana was awake for about 4-5 hours, which has never happened in the last 30 days. 247 more words