Below is a note from Mary at the Sloan-Kettering’s Blood Donation Center. If you have thought about donating but haven’t yet…we encourage you to do so. Even if you’re not Liam’s blood type, blood donated in his name can be used as a credit for Liam when he does need blood or platelets. Think of patients like Liam’s girlfriend Jessie who lives in North Carolina and doesn’t have anyone here to donate for her, or the cute little boy from the U.K. who is also being treated for Neuroblastoma who has been here with his parents for about a month. For more information on donating blood, click on the “blood drive” link.
If there are people willing to donate, please encourage them to do so. Even if the donations are not used by Liam, many patients have no one to donate for them, many of whom are children. They may be from out of state or even out of the country. There is always a significant need for blood products in the treatment of cancer.
Many thanks to you and your family and friends for their generosity.