8 year old Ottawa girl desperately needs liver transplant


tay
#1
On their Facebook page dedicated to helping Gianna, the family provides a checklist for potential donors, noting, among other matters, that she has Type O blood, and that a compatible donor must have also have Type O blood, either positive or negative.

There are also links on the Facebook page — it can be found by searching “Gianna-Lynn needs a liver transplant” — for Toronto General Hospital’s live donor program that provide information and a manual for anyone considering becoming a donor candidate.

The family asks that any would-be donor download and fill out the required form and fax it to Toronto General Hospital’s Living Donor Assessment Office at 416-340-4317. Applications can also be mailed.


Eight-year-old Ottawa-area girl desperately needs liver transplant | Ottawa & Re
 
JLM
#2
Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

On their Facebook page dedicated to helping Gianna, the family provides a checklist for potential donors, noting, among other matters, that she has Type O blood, and that a compatible donor must have also have Type O blood, either positive or negative.

There are also links on the Facebook page — it can be found by searching “Gianna-Lynn needs a liver transplant” — for Toronto General Hospital’s live donor program that provide information and a manual for anyone considering becoming a donor candidate.

The family asks that any would-be donor download and fill out the required form and fax it to Toronto General Hospital’s Living Donor Assessment Office at 416-340-4317. Applications can also be mailed.


Eight-year-old Ottawa-area girl desperately needs liver transplant | Ottawa & Re


How sad, sure hope one is found in time.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

How sad, sure hope one is found in time.

You could donate a portion of yours... just say'in..

She wouldn't want mine, been pickled by alcohol.
 
JLM
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

You could donate a portion of yours... just say'in..

She wouldn't want mine, been pickled by alcohol.


Mine too & I'm getting a little long the tooth. I was on a registry years ago for whatever it is leukemia patients need and they did check on me for a couple of years, but once I passed age 60 they seem to have lost interest in me. Might have been bone marrow - can't remember now!
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#5
Unfortunately Type O blood is quite rare. Not sure why they don't care if it is + or -. I would have thought that would have to match as well.
 
JLM
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Unfortunately Type O blood is quite rare. Not sure why they don't care if it is + or -. I would have thought that would have to match as well.


Uh Uh, type O is the most abundant!


http://www.livescience.com/36559-com...-donation.html