Monday, August 19, 2013

Ezra Needs You...Again

Ezra's counts are starting to drop and he will soon need blood and platelet transfusions. Last time we overwhelmed the Sloan-Kettering blood bank with the number of people coming to donate for Ezra. They told us that they have never had so many people donating for a patient. Any blood or platelets that Ezra can't use go to other children and adults in need. 

The information on how to donate is below.

IMPORTANT: Family members related BY BLOOD on either side can NOT donate.

Please spread the word!!!
Thank you!

From the Sloan Blood Bank:

EZRA FINEMAN Needs Blood & Platelets

4 year old Ezra is currently a patient at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. His treatment will require regular blood and platelet transfusions.  Ezra's blood type is currently O+.  For platelets, you can be ANY blood type. 

Ezra and his family would deeply appreciate your donation of blood and/or platelets and requests you ask others you know to donate. Donations not used by Ezra will be released for use by other patients many of whom are children.

To benefit Ezra all designated donations must be made in the Blood Donor Room of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Please visit for complete information about FDA donor eligibility and the donation process for blood or platelets.

For answers to questions and to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you please Contact:      

Mary Thomas  -   212-639-3335

Donor Relations Specialist

The Blood Donor Room –

1250 First Avenue (between 67th/68th Streets) NYC - Schwartz Building lobby

Open Every Day

Fri Sat Sun Mon     8:30am - 3:00pm

Tues Wed Th         8:30am - 7:00pm



The process for donating whole blood takes approximately 1 hour.

The process for donating platelets takes about 2 ½ hours.


Appointments are necessary.


FREE Donor Parking -

-Somerset Parking Garage, 1365 York Avenue –entrance on 72nd Street, N.W.corner