Prayer Requests

Update on Javier Martinez

Posted Nov 30, 2017
by Mark

Good evening everyone, Many of you have asked what you can do for us. Your prayers and generous desire to help is greatly appreciated. As before, your prayers are what is giving Javier and I, and our family strength. For now, you can help by giving blood. We were informed that there was a lot of bleeding during Javier's surgery. Since then he has received more units of blood and blood products i.e. platelets, plasma. I know Javier would greatly appreciate your help in replacing the blood for him. He would feel bad if others would suffer due to a lack of blood because it was used for him. Even after he is fully recovered he will not be able to personally offset any of what was used. So this would an enormous help. If you are not able to donate blood, please encourage someone you know to donate in your place. I was informed that the practice of crediting a blood donation to a particular individual as a replacement for blood used is no longer doable. That is fine, our insurance will take care of the cost of blood used for Javier. But blood is not a product that can be artificially generated; it must be given. A lifesaving gift! So whatever your blood type, Just Give! You can give at any blood collection location. If you live in the Houston area and if at all possible, since Javier’s usage of blood is at CHI St. Luke's Hospital in the Medical Center, your donation at this hospital would be a direct replacement and a cost saving factor to the hospital. The hospital would not have to depend on getting replacement blood from a collection site which involves paying a collection service fee. This is true for every hospital so go to any hospital in your area or simply any blood collection location in your area. Take a friend with you! Call first for an appointment. They are open 9:00 – 6:00, Monday-Friday. Located on 1st floor of the Denton A. Cooley Bldg, Room C110, near green elevators. 832-355-4483. CHI St. Luke's Hospital is located at 6720 Bertner Ave., Houston 77030 If we think of something else we will let you know. For now please keep praying.

May Christ bless you, Marietta & Family

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