Sunday, April 22, 2012

Please donate blood!

First let me say how wonderful it is to have so many people praying for us and Isaiah. Many of you walked this road with us three years ago as well. Being here again, especially so close to the anniversaryof our time spent here with Jack has certainly stirred up some emotion and feelings. It's funny it's not the big things that cause our breath to suddenly stop and familiar emotions close In. It's the little things: the sound of the monitor, walking by the benches we sat on with another couple who's daughter was in the nicu, the smells of he cafeteria. So keep praying for us. It's working :) My main reason for posting is to answer the question that's been asked by friends and strangers, "could we donate blood for Isaiah?". The answer is no and yes! Donated blood goes through a vigorous process of screening and cleaning which takes some time so you can't donate blood for immediate use. However, please please donate as soon as you can and as often as possible. So much more goes into matching blood than just A,B,O +\-. We had to wait and watch Isaiah get sicker until blood could be found and then it was 4 hours away. Isaiah will likely need transfusions for the next few months. Your blood could be the matche we need down the road or could save the life of another baby (or child or adult). I would love to hear if you donate in honor of Isaiah. Please leave a comment or send me an email and let me know! Donations can be made through your local red cross :)

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