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Local woman needs rare blood type

Priscilla Cross-Toronto's story

The information below has been taken from The Grand Rapids Press newspaper:

Priscilla is a Grand Rapids’ woman, who has such a rare blood type that only 1 in 20,000 black donors share her blood type.
This is due to many blood transfusions to help her fight lupus. Now her body has developed antibodies to most donor blood.

She specifically needs blood donors who are black.

As of Thursday, Priscilla was receiving blood donations from other parts of the United States ... Florida and Ohio.


To help you can call 616-233-8604, Michigan Community Blood Centers at 1036 Fuller Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 40503.
On Friday, MCBC’s website didn’t seem to have Priscilla listed yet: http://www.miblood.org/index.html

to view images of how Priscilla looked before her illness and today courtesy of The Grand Rapids Press
http://www.43things.com/gallery/view/611333?featured_image=279292

to view pdf of front page article of Priscilla in Friday's The Grand Rapids Press
http://www.mlive.com/grpress/frontpage/pdfs/A1_Friday.pdf

Comments

( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
girl_next_dork
Apr. 2nd, 2006 08:57 pm (UTC)
1 in 20,000?! Egads. That's terrible. Wish I could do something, but the demographics here aren't so helpful statistically.
lost_tumbleweed
Apr. 2nd, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
you don't know one black person you would feel comfortable sharing this info with?
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