Fwd: another call for blood for baby Oliver!!
Some of you have heard about this, or perhaps seen the ad in this month's
Larchmont Chronicle. Oliver is a 6 month old in our neighborhood who was
born with a terrible heart defect. He had one operation a few days after he
was born, and had been scheduled for open heart surgery later this month,
thus the ad in the Chronicle calling for blood donors. His surgery was
bumped up and he had his operation at Children's Hospital this past
Thursday. Below is an update on him, and his continued need for blood
donors -- Oliver is B+.
The blood drive previously scheduled for August 8th is still taking place,
but in the meantime, especially if you are B+, please consider going to
Children's Hospital sooner than that.
Tara Kelly (N. Gower St.)
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From: tara kelly <tara@...>
Date: Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 12:50 PM
Subject: another call for blood for baby Oliver!!
To: my favorite things <myfavoritethingsLA@yahoogroups.com>
I heard from baby Oliver's mom this morning. Oliver's surgery on Thursday
apparently went well, but then Friday he went into cardiac arrest. After
almost an hour of CPR, he is now on a heart lung machine. Apparently his
brain and kidney functions look good and he is slowly making progress. But
it takes a lot of blood to run the heart lung machine, so if you can donate,
or know folks who can, please do. Oliver is B+, but this is of course is a
great motivator for all of us to donate to Children's Hospital if we can,
since obviously other kids have similar needs.
The blood drive that was originally scheduled for August 8th is still taking
place from 10-2, or you can call Children's anytime and schedule an
appointment -- sounds like Oliver could use some more donors this week.
They validate parking! Blood donations take about an hour (or less)
including the paperwork. Platelet donations take about 2 hours. They will
give you all the appropriate instructions. If you are B+, please let them
know you're donating for Oliver Thomas. You can either call Raul at
Children's : 323.361.2380, or the main blood bank # is 323.361.2441.
Be well everyone. xo, tara
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