A volunteer stopped by my room today to see if I’d be interested in having a blood and platelet drive. I know some of you have asked about donating blood and platelets—and some of you donate to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on a regular basis—so I signed up.

There’s no pressure. I think I just have to collect some emails, so please let me know if you specifically want to be listed—or if you don’t want to be listed. It just seems like a nice way to give back, since I’ve been receiving transfusions of blood and platelets during my treatment here. So far, I’ve been through a bag of blood after my ICE treatment, and several bags of platelets to replenish my supply after this last round of high-dose chemo.

It’s open to anyone ages 17–75. For more information, visit the MSKCC site. The blood donor room is located at the Schwartz building lobby at 1250 First Ave., and it’s open Fri–Sun from 8:30 am–3 pm, and Tue–Thu from 8:30 am–7 pm. Appointments are required. I should be sending around more info about how to donate soon.

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