(Republished on 2-25-19) Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 1:40 PM
I recently found out that my dear friend Richard/Dick Templin of the private boat Miss Behavin’ who is a longtime member of Southwestern Yacht Club has a health condition that is called Myelodysplastic Syndrome which requires him to have a blood transfusion every 7 to 9 days to stay alive. He has been doing this the past two years and you would never know he had a health problem in seeing him and talking with him as he seems perfectly healthy with the regular transfusions.
Richard Templin and his wife Donna are the nicest people you would ever want to meet and on March 9, 2019 there is a San Diego Blood Bank Blood Drive on behalf of Richard Templin that is being held at the Southwestern Yacht Club Parking Lot between 10:00 AM and 3:30 PM. The address is 2702 Qualtrough Street, San Diego, CA 92106.
There is a serious need for all blood types and you can give the gift of life by donating blood! Ironically, Richard was a San Diego Blood Bank donor for over 40 years with over 5 gallons of blood donated. It was the San Diego Blood Bank that discovered his health issue and suggested he see his doctor.
I hope you can come out and donate blood on Richard’s behalf. He and many others are in need of blood and will benefit from this blood drive. Here is a link to a flyer about the blood drive which has a picture of Richard wearing a 976-Bite T-Shirt! 03-09-2019 Richard Templin Blood Drive
The flyer also has a link on it that you can click on if you would like to make a specific appointment time for the March 9, 2019 blood drive. That link is also here and is: https://www.mysdbb.org/#/ScheduleAppointmentStep2/drive/45959
You are able to give the gift of life by giving blood!
Thanks very much for whatever help you might be able to provide!