Guests: Dr. Alex Marquis and Cortney Martin, public relations coordinator for the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center

Dr. Alex Marquis’ daughter, Sydney, was sick with Leukemia. Her cancer is in remission but he shares with us the terror of watching his child fight for her life. She received a bone marrow transplant (her sister was the donor) and the successful outcome was in part made possible by the work of the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center which provides area hospitals with their blood supply. You’ve heard me talk about how donating a pint of your blood literally saves people’s lives before and this is a poignant example of how it works. I think Houstonians can be proud of their generosity and volunteering spirit.


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