So many wonderful people have asked how they can help Ted and our family. We are so grateful for the meals some of our kind friends are making as it is so so so helpful! Another way to help is to donate blood.
It is really easy to go to your nearest Red Cross Blood Bank. It doesn’t take long.
Every time Ted has open heart surgery it is necessary for the surgeon to stop his heart. He is then hooked up to an amazing heart-lung machine (cardiopulmonary bypass) that then takes over the job of his heart, lungs and kidneys for the duration of the surgery.
The operating room will be packed full of people tomorrow including a team of perfusionists who operate the bypass machine aided by loads and loads of donor blood. So if you are able to spare a bit then please save a life or two.