On July 11th I’m going to start my second round of treatment for Lupus. For three days, I will sit in a recliner hooked up to an IV and receive IVIG for several hours per day. The last round I received six doses. And for six days I pretty much pretended I was doing this:
One dose of IVIG takes 1,000 donors. 1,000 people need to give their plasma in order for me to get the much needed immune globulin on my end.
Blood and blood products save lives, and you can help. If you are attending BlogHer ’11 in San Diego you can sign up to donate right outside the convention center. If you are not attending, you can give in your hometown, or you can help spread the word.
Please help. Please remember your blood is good, while mine is not. Everything in my body is attacking itself. I need your good cells to fight. I need your good cells to get back to work. I need your good cells to get back to my normal life.
Be one in 1,000.