On the day before he passed he received five bags of blood. I couldn't understand why he needed so much blood? What I didn't realize was that it was due to the tumors. During that two weeks I went to see him every day. Even though he was sedated most of the time I still had some well needed time with him that I would not have had if it wasn't for all the wonderful donors who knew more than me and have been donating all this time.
So a huge thank you to all the A+ people out there. I asked right away when I realized what was going on if I could donate my own blood to him. They explained they don't do that any longer. I started my research and found OneBlood. Even though my brother didn't survive I felt the calling to give back and help in some small way. After grieving and feeling weak, as soon as we were up for it, my husband and I donated. I was told we each helped 3 people! I cannot tell you how rewarding and healing that was for us both. And guess what? Turns out my husband is A+ just like my brother was. How about that!
We now plan to donate as often as we are able to and I feel it will help to keep his memory alive and help others that helped us. Thank you again donors!