65-2 #16 April 11, 2016

FDNY Ladder 7 FF James Hurley's Daughter Needs Your Help

Alexandra Gillen-Hurley is currently a patient at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Her treatment will require regular blood and platelet transfusions. Alexandra and her family would deeply appreciate your donation. Donations not used by Alexandra will be released for use by other patients, many of whom are children. All designated donations must be made in the Blood Donor Room of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, located at 1250 First Avenue, (between 67th & 68th Streets). Please visit www.mskcc.org/blooddonations for more information about donor eligibility and the donation process for blood or platelets. Appointments are necessary and all blood types are acceptable. To schedule an appointment contact, Joe Licata, Manager, Blood Donor Program at 212-639-8177 or at licataj@mskcc.org.

In addition there is a Bone Marrow Drive being held for Alexandra as she has been diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia and is need of a bone marrow transplant. The drive is being held on Wednesday April 20th from 5pm-8pm at St. Anastasia’s Annex, 24404 Northern Blvd, Little Neck, NY 11363. It requires a simple cheek swab to test if you may be a match for her. IMPORTANT: YOU CANNOT EAT OR DRINK FOR 2 HOURS PRIOR TO HAVING YOUR CHEEK SWABBED. If you are unable to attend our Drive, there is a National Donate Life event being held at North Shore University Hospital on April 21st from 10:30am-1pm in the Rusk Auditorium. There will be a bone marrow donor registration station. If you are unable to attend either event or would like more information about being a donor, visit www.bethematch.org.


Stephen J. Cassidy

LeRoy C. McGinnis
Recording Secretary