Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I hear blood, I see blood

Monday October 20, 2008 my dad had a heart bypass surgery...this wouldn’t be a problem at all if it wasn’t for the “rare complication” according to the doctor which manifested in an internal bleeding that they had to rush him back to the OR to fix it...I’d say this also wouldn’t be a problem if my dad’s blood type was anything but AB- which is according to the blood bank “dude” the rarest type in the country...being the only match available I had to rush in the middle of the night to donate some of my blood and exchange it for some of the bank stocks...I learned that this is the only way “bring a donor & pay 950 SP/unit” and NO the hospital is not responsible for any of that!!...thank God by dawn everything was ok but again around noon he needed more blood which left us all in panic...everyone called almost everyone he/she knows n’ in less than an hour we got a handful of matching donors but even better!...one of my uncles happens to know a significant “someone” which lead to us taking the last unit of AB- blood without having to wait for the donors and leaving another woman with 4 units short...ever since am pleading for those with rare blood types to donate regularly...I know I will & I will even set a reminder to that cuz even though our ordeal has passed but I do believe that we still owe it to society...

I always knew that u can find ur way almost through anything in this beloved country if u just knew the right “someone”...but honestly this is the last place I expected...vitamin “W “ as in “Works every time”

6 comments:

علوش said...

I always say to my self that I have to donate regularly but when I go to the blood bank in Aleppo, which is stuffed in an old building, and the line to donate is like all down the stairs, dirty place and the smell is so disgusting, I just go home and forget the idea.

Wish your father get well soon.

أُمنية said...

my friend's father has this desease , which they have discovered it by coincidence, i don't know the medical phrase of it but it causes the blook if u r hurt, to keep on running.
the man is in bad need to mack a back surgry. no hospital here is agreeing on doing it.
they were about to do it last month. she had to go down the street and beg ppl to go and donate for blood.

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حمد لله عالسلامة

Sharks said...

Thanks guys for your wishes!

@Aloosh: I know it’s not a pretty trip but if ur blood type is rare trust me the place doesn’t look nice in the middle of the night either!! Of course God forbid!

@ Omniyah: well that’s basically what we were doing, we were begging ppl. on the phone :) el 7amdella 3a kel 7al w Alla y3fi ur friend’s father w kel mawjoo3 Inshalla…

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