We have been
inundated with kind of offers of help
from across the country, across the
Channel and even from across the globe.
Many thanks to all our wonderful supportive
friends for this - we wouldn’t
have remained as sane as we have it
wasn’t for you.
The one thing you could do is donate
a pint of blood, or platelets. We all
have come to realise how much Verity’s
ward consumes; Verity certainly with
each round of chemotherapy (every three
weeks), as the drugs ‘kick in’
and decimate her body of any fast growing
cells, needs either platelets or blood
(haemoglobin) and often requires a top
up of both. In some ways it amazes me,
that with all the advances in modern
science e.g. the drugs Verity is on,
there is still nothing we can manufacture,
or buy, that replaces the reliance on
Please think about whether you would
donate. It only takes about 20 minutes
to donate a pint of blood, but platelets
takes longer, about 2 hours.
Verity wants to get 100 pints (infact
she first suggested 1000, being the
largest number she could think of after
a trillion billion million) into the
blood banks around the country.
Please come to Verity’s session
at Cargilfield School, Edinburgh, or
may-be organise your own session at
a Transfusion Unit near where you live
if you can’t donate on the day.
We will do a final total at the end
The Young family would like to give
a big thank you to Cargilfield School
for offering to host a mobile unit from
the Scottish Blood Transfusion Service
on 30th April.
Please take at least one blood buddy
with you, for support and to boost the
numbers. Anyone who manages to organise
a group session will get a special mention
on the web-site.
Please let us know when you have donated
Thanks a trillion-million-billion