Saturday, May 23, 2009

Update and Donor Drive

Wow! What a busy and blessed week this was. We all just got back from DC where Cliff Jr. just graduated from Georgetown Law School. We had a great time in the Nations Capital. On Tuesday Sara went to the Doctor and got some Great News! Her white counts went from 14,000 to 9,000 Praise God!Prayer works! What this means is that this new medication is doing what it is suppose to and bring her counts down. Please pray that this medication continues to work. They are still in the process of finding a donor for Sara. On May 28th from 12-7 we are having a donor drive for Sara. It will be at our office Fort Worth Electric which is located at 9505 Santa Paula in Fort Worth. I have been asked many questions about becoming a donor. Here is the short version if you want to research it more thoroughly go the website . To be place in the national registry it is real easy all you have to do is to come to the donation drive and fill out a form, and then they swab your cheek. After your information is taken it takes about 4-6 weeks for your DNA to be put in the registry. If you are a possible match for someone then you have blood work done to determine if you are the best match. If you are the best match this is when you become a donor. When you donate bone marrow they do it one of two ways, they can take the marrow which is a liquid out of your hip bone and that is the purist form. In doing this they put you to sleep and draw the marrow out it only take a small amount and is simple procedure for the donor. Afterwards you are a little sore. Or they can take it through blood donation and separate the marrow from the blood. The way they withdraw the marrow is determined by the doctors. If you have any questions please call me 817-793-1146. Sara really wants to encourage everyone to be placed in the registry, DNA is very hard to match it does not go by blood type so it is not as easy to match as blood is so the more people that can join the registry the better chance people like Sara have at finding a match. This is a way to save a life while you are still alive.
Sara will be at the Donor Drive the whole time so come out and PLEASE let’s get the word out to all your friends and family about the donor drive.
May God Bless You,

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