This morning, getting George’s lab results provided a nasty surprise. We knew that his red cells and platelets hadn’t come back the way that his oncologist was hoping. But being severely anemic again and essentially having no platelets circulating was not on the planned list of results.
The brief, short visit turned into hours as he received both platelets and packed, irradiated red blood cells.
And, if I haven’t said it before – my sincere thanks to all of you who are regular blood donors. It isn’t just the military, traffic accident victims and those caught in mass shootings who benefit from a healthy and robust blood supply. It is also those who are older, or under treatment for various malignancies who are kept alive during the course of treatment by the generosity of total strangers.
and we will have to be back tomorrow. Probably Saturday and Sunday as well.