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Dear Don Ray,
I met you at the US Consul affair in David last Wednesday. I never dreamed I would be asking if you can help me.
My situation is this. I have been ill fo several months now. I have gradually, slowly, been improving. Wednesday after the Consul meeting I went to the lab to have my blood checked. Something I do every 2 weeks. While at the lab I collapsed. My test showed my hemoglobin had dropped to 7.1. In a healthy person the hemoglobin is 15. The low hemoglobin count is a sign of internal bleeding. I went to Mae Lewis Hospital and saw Dr. L Harris.
The Dr. ordered a blood transfusion of 2 units plus extra injection of iron. The only problem here is I have blood type O negative – a rare blood type. I can not receive blood donated by any other type. It has to be O negative. The Boquete Hospice Organization found only one person who could donate. We went to the Regional Hospital on Friday morning for the donor/recepient process. Dr. Harris said one unit was better than none, BUT I still need the second, possibly a third unit of blood.
Could you put out a request in Gringos of David and on your Chiriqui Chatter blog asking for donors. If anyone is willing I would gladly meet them at the Regional Hospital, David. The blood bank is on the second floor, just to the right as you exit the elevator.
I can be reached at this email address firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell 6720-0005.