To Read Tami's Story from the Beginning

Just CLICK HERE. Her blog begins on March 12, 2009 with a post titled "Tami's Myelodysplasia Diagnosis." Then at the bottom of each post, click on the words "Newer Post" located just below the comments section on each page.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Roger Contreras hosts his first blood donor drive in Houston, Texas

We have told you in previous blog posts about Roger Contreras. As you will remember, Roger, like Tami, has Myelodysplastic Syndrome. His sister was a perfect match and was able to be a donor for Roger.

This is Roger's latest blog post.

"I have had a catheter in my chest for over four months, it has just been removed and I feel free and liberated. To celebrate my independence I will be hosting a blood drive:

Sunday July 5, 2009
The event will begin at 1 p.m.
Dream Rooms Furniture
8622 Eastex Freeway
Houston,TX 77093

59 North & Loop 610

Jesse Valdez is being so kind as to let us use his location for this much needed event. All donors will receive a custom designed shirt and 10% off any furniture purchase. For more details and information on the fine furniture offer please contact (281) 541-3435.

I am in need of donors so please call me at (786) 281-8316. This is the first time I am hosting a blood drive and I need your help to make it a huge success."

We could not be more happy for Roger!! Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be hosting the blood drive.

The need for donor blood is constant and great. The American Red Cross has posted donor guidelines on their website that will help you determine if you are eligible to donate. They also have so many reasons why you should give blood. I feel the most important reason it to help a fellow human being that needs you.

If you live in the Houston, Texas area it would be so awesome if you could come out and support Roger. If you do not live in the Houston area there will be other donor centers in your area. The Red Cross has a simple and easy way to find a center near you.

Posted by Wendy. Learn more about her in this blog post

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