SERIOUS! Please consider helping!

Hello my friends, family, and anonymous BLOG followers,
I have a very dear friend whose father (Chris McGargill) has been diagnosed with Myelofibrosis, which is a disease of the bone marrow. Essentially, due to scarring of the bone marrow his body is no longer producing the red blood cells that it needs to support his vital organs. He noticed a lack of energy and a general feeling of illness. After a battery of tests, to include more than one bone marrow biopsy, it was determined that this is his final diagnosis. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Myelofibrosis. The treatment is experimental at best and is designed to treat the symptoms, not the disease.
In order to support the declining red blood cells, he is currently receiving blood transfusions every 6-7 days. Through this process, he and his family have truly realized how important blood donations are to saving lives!
What I am asking, is that during this time of thanksgiving, faith, and holiday spirit, that you all consider donating a little of your time and your blood in his honor.
The Blood Drive is Wednesday December 29th from 6:30am-6:30pm at Millard North High School. The entire process from registration through snacks only takes an hour of your time. You can register by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS. When you register, be sure to tell them that you are donating in honor of Chris McGargill.
If you register by December 3, you will be entered in a drawing to win a cool, custom Husker Shirt designed by Sabrina Ahern. Special snacks will be available and childcare will be provided by reed Cross Volunteers!
If you have eligibility questions, please contact the Red Cross.
To learn more about my friends father, go to:
What am I thankful for?!?! Those who go above and beyond to help others...even strangers!!! HOPE and LOVE!!!

(Megan- if I left anything out, leave it in the comments below...maybe the registration link to register online? Love you, Girl! Thanks for letting me post this here!)


Anonymous said...

Hi Tracy, I can't make it to Lincoln, but there are two upcoming drives in Omaha very soon. Do you know if I can donate in his honor at any Red Cross blood drive? My heart goes out to this family and I will keep them in my prayers. Please email me at dmeyer4321@cox.net if you are able to find out. Dana M.

Tracy said...

This drive is in Omaha. I will check with Megan and let you know! Thanks for thinking of this awesome family!

Megan said...

Tracy and friends,
Thank you for your kind words and for helping me to spread the word. The following is the link to sign up online. You can also contact the red cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS if that is easier for you. If you register online make sure to put in the comment box "donating in honor of Chris McGargill. You should also be able to donate in his name at any local Red Cross. All blood is appreciated and welcome!! Love you Tracy!