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June 30, 2002

Fireman John Downing's (Ladder 163, who gave the ultimate sacrifice on Father's Day 2001) son, Michael Downing is in need of help. He is 3 years old and has just been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. Michael is in need of whole blood and platelets. He can receive ANY type of blood for Platelet donation. His blood type is A Positive. He can receive A+, A-, and O+ whole blood donations. This is going to be an ongoing process for many months, so your ongoing support is greatly appreciated.

Please make blood and platelet donations at:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Blood Donor Room
(212) 639-7643
Schwartz Lobby
1250 1st Ave (between 67th and 68th Streets)
Please make sure you specify the donation is for Michael Downing

Whole Blood Donation Hours:
Friday to Monday
8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Tuesday to Thursday
8:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Platelet Donation Hours:

Friday to Monday
8:30, 11 A.M. and 1:30 P.M.
Tuesday and Thursday
8:30 and 11 A.M.
1:30, 4 and 6 P.M.

OR CONTACT E325 & L163 AT 718-476-6225