Blood Transfusion

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

    Gastonia N
    Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at Stanford Hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liza who was suffering from a rare and serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her five-year-old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister.
    I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes, I'll do it... if it will save Liza."

    As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheeks. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away?"
    Being young, the boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give her all his blood.


  2. kycatman01

    kycatman01 New Member

    So, he thought he was giving up his live to safe his sister. Man, That is true love. Thanks for sharing, Ace!!

  3. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member


    I have witnessed just such a scene in the hospital and nothing brings tears to your eyes quicker than the love a brother and sister are mother and child and so on share for each other. I know the effects that can have on everyone around, even those that just hear about it. Thank you for sharing that story.