The Struggle Has Ended

Greg Hewlett passed away on January 17th after nearly eight years of battling colon cancer. While we grieve his loss, we are comforted to know that he is with his Lord.

If you would like to leave your thoughts on Greg, please see this thread.

If you would like to make a charitable donation in Greg's honor, please see this thread.

Monday, August 11, 2003

How to give blood

There is a good chance I may need blood transfusions in the future, either due to chemotherapy effects or as part of the colon/liver surgery. If you are able to give blood, there is a way you can donate and credit it to my account from where you live. Blood supplies in general are critically low in many areas right now, so you will be helping me as well as those in your community who are in need of blood.

You must donate to a member of the American Association of Blood Banks. You can find the nearest center to you by going to the AABB web site. Notice that the database is specific about the city. For example, Richardson is listed as well as Dallas.
The following file has information that must be presented for me to be the beneficiary: Blood_info.doc
Date of birth is supposed to suffice instead of SS#, which I would rather not post. If actually give at MDACC, you will want my patient ID, which is 169996.
You do not have to have my particular blood type. The credit, not the actual blood, will be transferred to my account so that I might receive blood of my type donated in Houston.
[ADDED NOTE on 02/13/04]: Blood supply is typically low, so giving is always needed in the community. However, after my surgery on 12/22, I am personally no longer in need of blood - thanks.]


Mark said...

Do we have to have your same blood type to credit your account? If so, and if it isn't too personal a question, what is your type?

Greg said...

Mark, I updated the post - the blood type does not matter. -Greg

Nils said...

Thanks for giving us another Christ-like way (next to intercessory prayer) that we can all help. In a very small way, too, we are participating in your sufferings.
Speaking of bloodletting, this weekend I downloaded and watched the teaser trailer for Mel Gibson’s upcoming movie ( ). One thing that struck me is that this film seems likely to show a lot of people unfamiliar with the brutalities of Roman executions how preposterous the “swoon” theory is.

Tim Martin said...

I gave some O+ blood today in your name during the KERA/Carter Blood Center blood drive. Keep up the fight!!