Many of you may know that Susan was admitted to the ER at NHRMC on Monday, October 24. Doctors in the ER immediately recognized that mom was exhibiting signs of leukemia and began the process of transferring mom to UNC Hospitals. Once there, the team began running a battery of labs and bone marrow biopsies. Mom has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. She has been receiving blood transfusions and platelets infusions at least once if not twice a week since she got here. The average healthy adult has a platelet count of 150,000-450,000. Mom’s count has gotten as low as 9,000 and the highest it has been 44,000. Platelets have a very short shelf life and are in high demand. I encourage you to consider donating platelets in Susan’s honor.