Post date: Mar 28, 2012 9:15:52 PM
That's the number of people that have saved my little girl's life.
24 - that's the number of blood transfusions that she has had.
24 people took the time to donate blood. 24 heros.
After my daughter's liver transplant she developed PTLD[Posttransplant Lymphoproliferative Disease] (a fancy name for a form of lymphoma that affects some transplant kids). Because of the PTLD she developed Hemolytic Anemia (which is a fancy way of saying that her body was attacking its own red blood cells). Her hemoglobin would plummet and back to the hospital we would go for another transfusion. We did this 24 times.
I have no way to thank these perfect strangers for saving my girl. Nothing seems adequate.
I registered to donate my marrow as a means of compensation.
If you have ever been a donor, thank you. From a mom that can never repay you.