Last week I wrote about a blood drive for the School of Medicine’s Pam Bass; the drive was a success, with 44 people turning out to donate over two days. People are continuing to show up and donate, and Pam and the UTMB Blood Bank still need your support.
Another email is circulating about platelet donors being sought for Linda Fradkin, The Daily News’ food columnist, who is undergoing treatment for leukemia. She’ll require many transfusions of blood components, especially platelets, which allow blood to clot. M.D. Anderson Blood Bank has agreed to send two donor coaches to Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 22 in Galveston, on March 14. Appointments are required; to donate, call Robyn Bushong at 409-740-1152. Fradkin also is in need of white blood cells. Call the M.D. Anderson Blood Bank at (713) 792-7777 to donate there.