David Burge Updates

David Burge updates his journey with leukemia


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Last night Dave was moved onto Ward 62. He was in the assessment ward from Friday night until 11:30pm Saturday because there was no room on Ward 62 and no other single room could be found on another ward. He was well looked after on the assessment ward, the only disadvantage being that it had no Telecom cellphone coverage, perhaps because it was in the basement of the hospital.

He has been charted more blood this afternoon as his haemoglobin is low again.

Thanks to anyone who is reading this blog who is a blood donor :-).


Written by admin

April 18, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Posted in from Tarnya

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  1. Hi Tarnya & Dave
    NZ has a really low organ donor rate, Do you know if this also applies to blood as well? How easy is it to source the blood for Dave. Maybe those of us who are not donor could consider becoming donors and who knows we could Dave could be given our blood!!! Or even save someone else.

    Thinking of you all.
    Kathie & Alan

    Kathie Pace

    April 18, 2010 at 7:40 pm

  2. Shave For A Cure starts tomorrow (19 April):

    Shave for a Cure is the Leukaemia & Blood Foundation’s (LBF’s) signature fundraising event.

    First held in 1999, Shave for a Cure has grown into a national movement. Over the last eleven years, New Zealanders north to south, east to west have registered, dobbed in their mates, fundraised, organised their events and shorn their locks as a way to demonstrate their solidarity with those living with blood cancers like leukaemia.

    Too, their families, friends, work mates and teammates have donated, supported and joined in with them to help us reach our goal of 10,000 people shaving. That’s one for every person living with a blood cancer or condition in New Zealand.

    Anyone can Shave for a Cure including: artists, businesses, celebrities, hairdressers, medical professionals, individuals, families, schools, sports teams, social organisations, universities and so many more.

    Shave10 is a fun and easy way to raise money, while showing empathy and solidarity for leukaemia patients, many of whom suffer hair loss as a result of life-saving treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

    The LBF is the national charity dedicated to supporting patients and their families living with a blood cancer or a related blood condition. The LBF receives no government funding. With your help we can continue to fund our core services – patient support programmes, research, information, awareness, and advocacy.

    Please join us to raise funds for those living with a blood cancer or a related blood condition.


    The Shave4Dave team at Takanini Church of Christ was well ahead on this one.


  3. Hi Guys,

    Be assured you are in our prayers.

    – Tim

    Tim Fox

    April 20, 2010 at 12:52 am

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