Michael Arthur Klotz
“Pay It Forward”
Memorial Blood Drive

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Sponsored by Lunacon 2011
and the Heinlein Society

October 23, 1972 - April 7, 2007

Michael Arthur ("Mike") Klotz was a Bronx-born Science Fiction & Fantasy fan, a voracious reader, an alumnus of the Animal Room at Bronx Science, and one of the original "Dom's Kids."

Mike's bumpy ride through the annals of medicine started at age 6 with a diagnosis of bilateral pyelonephritis that led to kidney failure at 21, two failed transplants, near-fatal peritonitis at 31, and finally, terminal heart and liver failure at 34.

Through it all, Mike fought incessantly and with dignity. At his dialysis clinic he was known as "The Bookman," who refused to wear pajamas and sleep through his treatments, preferring to make the most of his time by reading SF&F, as well as poetry, finance, medicine and law.

There were few subjects Mike hadn't studied. His life was all about searching for answers. He even entered medical school, completing a Masters degree in Bio-Informatics, when doctors could not find his answers in time.

Mike's treatments and transplant surgeries required considerable quantities of donated blood, organs and other tissues.

The need for blood is still critical throughout the tri–state area.

What better way to honor Michael's memory than to give someone the
GIFT OF LIFE through your blood donation?


PLEASE JOIN US!

Saturday, March 19, 2011
9:30am to 8:00pm

At the Hilton Rye Town
In the Med 1535 Restaurant — First Floor
Just off the lobby, across from the pool, past the fireplace and the Den Lounge

Appointments Preferred but Walk-ins Always Welcome!

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

NEW and IMPORTANT:

If you or your friends can’t make it to the con, YOU CAN STILL GIVE!
With the NYBC Blood Drive Locator,

you can just go to any NYBC blood drive or donor center in the New York metro area

and give whole blood or apheresis for Mike and Lunacon!

Just be sure to give our Group Number # 63477.
For additional information on blood donation, please call 1-800-933-BLOOD (800-933-2566).


Join the national bone marrow registry.


Information and registration forms will be available from 11am to 5pm at the blood drive.

Look for important information from the National Kidney Foundation at the blood drive.


Am I eligible to donate blood?

You must be between 16 and 75 years of age.

If 76 and over, you may donate with a note from your physician.

16- year-old donors require parental permission or consent

on the New York Blood Center form (available at drive).

You must weigh at least 110 pounds.

Please eat and be well hydrated before donating.

If you have medical eligibility questions, please call 1-800-688-0900.

Please bring identification with photo or signature.

 

Fact Sheet:
http://www.nybloodcenter.org/index.jsp?sid0=85

New York Blood Center: Donate blood:Who Can Give Blood:
http://www.nybloodcenter.org/who-can-give-blood.do?sid0=68&page_id=158

There are many permanent or temporary reasons someone may not be eligible to donate blood. The most common reasons are listed below. Some medications or medical conditions can also impact your donation eligibility. Links to those are included below.

THE MOST COMMON REASONS FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO GIVE BLOOD

Temporary Reasons

Condition

Length of time before you can give blood

Not feeling well for any reason

until symptoms are over

Cold, sore throat, respiratory infection, flu

until 3 days after symptoms are over

Travel to an area of the world where malaria is a problem

12 months after return

Certain cases of heart disease

contact us for medical eligibility at 1-800-688-0900

Ears, nose or skin piercing

12 months after procedure unless done under sterile conditions

Tattoos

if applied in NJ, no wait: If elsewhere, 12 months after application

Blood transfusion

12 months after receiving blood

Full-term pregnancy, abortion or miscarriage

six weeks after end of pregnancy

Surgery, serious injury

when healing is complete and feeling well

Syphilis, gonorrhea

12 months after treatment completed

Have had certain forms of cancer

contact us regarding medical eligibility 1-800-688-0900

Have had sex with someone who has viral hepatitis

12 months after last incident

You are a woman who had sex with anyone listed in the first five items under Permanent Reasons below

12 months after last incident

You are a man who had sex with anyone listed in the first four items under Permanent Reasons below (Note that the fifth item is a permanent exclusion for men).

12 months after last incident

Medications

Antibiotics (except antibiotics for acne) if taken for infection

when treatment is complete

Accutane, Proscar and Propecia

1 month after taking last dose

Avodart

6 months after taking last dose

Soriatane

3 years after taking last dose

Coumadin

14 days after taking

Please bring identification with photo or signature.

 

Fact Sheet:
http://www.nybloodcenter.org/index.jsp?sid0=85

New York Blood Center: Donate blood:Who Can Give Blood:
http://www.nybloodcenter.org/who-can-give-blood.do?sid0=68&page_id=158

There are many permanent or temporary reasons someone may not be eligible to donate blood. The most common reasons are listed below. Some medications or medical conditions can also impact your donation eligibility. Links to those are included below.

THE MOST COMMON REASONS FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO GIVE BLOOD

Temporary Reasons

Condition

Length of time before you can give blood

Not feeling well for any reason

until symptoms are over

Cold, sore throat, respiratory infection, flu

until 3 days after symptoms are over

Travel to an area of the world where malaria is a problem

12 months after return

Certain cases of heart disease

contact us for medical eligibility at 1-800-688-0900

Ears, nose or skin piercing

12 months after procedure unless done under sterile conditions

Tattoos

if applied in NJ, no wait: If elsewhere, 12 months after application

Blood transfusion

12 months after receiving blood

Full-term pregnancy, abortion or miscarriage

six weeks after end of pregnancy

Surgery, serious injury

when healing is complete and feeling well

Syphilis, gonorrhea

12 months after treatment completed

Have had certain forms of cancer

contact us regarding medical eligibility 1-800-688-0900

Have had sex with someone who has viral hepatitis

12 months after last incident

You are a woman who had sex with anyone listed in the first five items under Permanent Reasons below

12 months after last incident

You are a man who had sex with anyone listed in the first four items under Permanent Reasons below (Note that the fifth item is a permanent exclusion for men).

12 months after last incident

Medications

Antibiotics (except antibiotics for acne) if taken for infection

when treatment is complete

Accutane, Proscar and Propecia

1 month after taking last dose

Avodart

6 months after taking last dose

Soriatane

3 years after taking last dose

Coumadin

14 days after taking

Permanent Reasons

Please do not give blood if you:

  • Have used illegal drugs with a needle, even once
  • Are a hemophiliac
  • Have ever had a positive test for HIV (AIDS virus)
  • Are a man or woman who has had sex for money or drugs any time since 1977
  • Are a man who has had sex with another man since 1977, even once
  • Had viral hepatitis or a positive test for viral hepatitis any time after your eleventh birthday
  • Had certain forms of cancer (contact us regarding medical eligibility at 1-800-688-0900)
  • Had babesiosis or Chagas disease
  • Have taken Tegison for psoriasis
  • Have Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and/or a blood relative who had CJD
  • Had a corneal transplant

Notes:

  • Most people with diabetes, and most people on medications other than those noted above, are eligible to donate blood. For specific medical eligibility guidelines, call us at 1-800-688-0900.
  • People who have been in certain countries outside the United States may be deferred depending on the country and the length of time spent there.
  • The reasons for not being eligible to donate blood may have changed after this brochure was printed.

An Urgent Request: Please do not give blood just to find out your HIV (AIDS virus) test results. If you need information on where to go for confidential HIV testing, please call your local health department.

Medication Deferral List
Medical Conditions Guidelines
Immunizations and Vaccinations
Countries at risk for vCJD