FIND OUT WHY GIVING BLOOD CAN SAVE A LIFE
Last year I was involved in a Fundraiser for Gerdine Graham Foundation, a fundraiser for Leukemia And we will be doing it again on March 18, 2016.
My original post was regarding letting individuals know about the importance of giving blood. Especially at a time when popular Reggae artist J Capri was in urgent need of blood.
J Capri Lost her battle and passed away December 3, 2015, my prayers are with her Family AND friends.
Awareness regarding the importance of donating blood has not been covered well within the Caribbean, and other ethnically diverse Communities. As your advocate, I felt it necessary to bring you up to speed on the facts about donating blood. DID YOU KNOW that there are over 80 diseases that require Blood and stem cells? The goal is to reach out to our community and get you all involved in a vital process that is needed to help individuals who require Blood. I want you to spread the word about donating blood. What greater gift is there than the gift of life? That’s exactly what every blood donation delivers. Blood and blood products are a critical part of everyday medical care including major surgeries, medical procedures, cancer treatments and managing disease. You can go one step further along with donating blood. You can also get involved in a critical life-saving initiative called One match. One match helps individuals that require Stem cell transplants, A variety of diseases and disorders are treated with stem cell transplants, including blood-related diseases such as leukemia, aplastic anemia, and inherited immune system and metabolic disorders
I am updating this blog with news about Davey and the upcoming Gerdine Graham Leukemia fundraiser.
You can get involved as a BUSINESS by DONATING SERVICES OR ITEMS AS INCENTIVES TO GET THE YOUTHS OUT TO DO THE SWAB PLEASE CONTACT US.
OUR DEEPEST CONDOLESCENCE GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY OF DAVEY ROCHESTER HE LOST HIS BATTLE March 3 2016
Davey was diagnosed with a rare form of Cancer in October. Adult T-Cell Leukemia Lymphoma, stage 4. This cancer is generally not responsive to chemotherapy or radiation. It is also extremely aggressive. It is in all his lymphs, blood and his cerebral and spinal fluid. We are in a race against time to find Davey a match. Currently Davey is receiving weekly chemo treatments in order to keep this cancer at bay long enough so that we can find him a match and he can have the life saving transplant he needs!Unfortunately there are less than .02% Caribbean people on the registry globally.
Every Blood Component Has a Job To DoWhole blood is made of several components that can be transfused separately or together to treat various conditions:
- Red blood cells carry oxygen to tissues and remove carbon dioxide throughout the lungs.
- White blood cells protect the body from infection. (They also, however, can carry viruses and bacteria—which is why they are removed from donated blood.)
- Platelets provide the basis for clotting, which helps control bleeding.
- Plasma is a liquid containing proteins that help fight infection and assist clotting. Plasma distributes nutrients to tissues and transports waste products to the lungs, liver and kidneys.
This has been your health buzz with Michelle Smith your health and social advocate.I can be reached by email firstname.lastname@example.org