That reminds me that the City of Hope blood bank called me the other day asking if we knew anyone who would like to donate. They do things a bit different than UCLA and Santa Barbara in that blood products can be donated specifically for a patient at no cost. If you find yourself near Duarte, CA and have any extra blood, it could be really helpful -- either for Krista or for other patients here, too. (They have so many stem-cell transfusions here that they split the floors between specific ways of doing the transplant -- and the rooms are almost always full!) Krista can use platelet donations from any blood type, and if you have O-negative she can use whole blood also. If you are interested, call (626)471-7171 and ask for Jenifer, mentioning donating for Krista English. The donation center is open on the following days:
- Mon, Tue 9:30 am - 6:30pm
- Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Thurs-Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
- 2nd Sun of month (Nov 10th, this month) 7 am-4 pm
We wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.