The child is in the DC area. The email below came in from Wounded Warrior Regiment just now.
We have a leukemia patient at Children's who is using blood products VERY frequently and he has a very rare blood type. Only two percent of the population have one of the two types of blood he needs: B negative and O negative. In addition to those blood types, this patient also needed multiple platelet transfusions every day. We are struggling to keep up with his need for these rare blood types and yesterday, he just increased his usage.
If anyone is interesting in donating for this patient, they would have to come to Children's Hospital in Northwest Washington, DC. To schedule and appointment, or any questions can be sent directly to me via any of the contact information listed below.
Thank you SOOOO much!!
Children's National Medical Center
"Donate blood for all the little reasons."