Prior to Sophie’s surgery, she required a number of blood and platelet transfusions.
Most of the times she received a transfusion, there was a little red tag on the bag of blood/platelets which means it was a direct donation from all of you who signed up. We never had access to your names, but we knew it was our friends and family taking the time and helping us fight.
Ever since Sophie’s surgery, shes been able to get by without any blood or platelet transfusions! This has been great for Sophie, but many others’ lives depend on these donations. We continue to donate when we can and urge all of you to continue to donate at MSK or your local blood drives as often as you can. It seems insignificant, but you can literally save lives!