I got word from the nurse who is setting up my surgery that they are going to need to have extra blood available for my surgery. They will be doing a type/cross match on my blood the day before my surgery so they will have an ample supply on hand. So if you are interested in giving blood in your local AO, I encourage you to do so. There may also be people in your AO that need blood too and your blood may be a type that's hard to find so if you feel moved to do so, and your age and health permits, stop by your local blood donor clinic and donate now. The donor clinics in the DFW area that I've donated to in past years would be Red Cross, Carter Blood Care, or go to http://www.aabb.org/tm/donation/Pages/B ... cator.aspx
You can also go to my FaceBook page and find my post regarding this issue and you will find several links to different types of blood donation clinics you may be interested in.
Feel free to use my user name here (Texas Sheepdawg) or my real name, (Robin McConnell) as a referral.