Learn How You Can Help Fellow Dogsters Beat Immune-mediated Hemolytic Anemia -- May 30th Deadline

 |  May 28th 2008  |   5 Contributions


Thanks to Dogster Lena Malik for barking in about this great cause and Angel Mica's Crusade to Beat this terrrible disease.

Dear Joy

I am hoping you could read my friend Angel Mica's latest diary entry in regards to IMHA (immune-mediated hemolytic anemia)

I have lost close dogster pals to this disease and have other good pup pals who currently battle this infliction.

Mica's family honors her memory with their dedication and hope to raise awareness in others and someday find a cure.

Thank you! sincerely, Lena Malik

Here's Angel Mica's post:

hi mates.
many of you have heard i advocate for and am seeking a cure & prevention of a disease that took me, and way, way too many even since i earned my wings by IMHA (immune-mediated hemolytic anemia).

a very kind GSD tried to help us last fall- we raced for pals & corrals. he lost a k9 officer pal to IMHA and believes in our quest for a cure. this ONE dog is doing the kind-hearted thing that the rest of you can help with, simply with a click.


because mirra & i have WOOFDAYS in MAY, we will receive a dollar per corral ON my list until the midnight hour of mirra's 1st woofday, THIS friday 30 MAY. as you see, time is also running short.

please help me not only reach 10k in views, which will bring a rainbow star, but bring dogs to my page, in a effort to learn about this disease that often goes too long before it is diagnosed and then, for many it's too late. there IS NO CURE, and we could use your help.

so many dogs write me about family members they lost to this disease too, or have just been diagnosed. others write to say what they learned actually DID save their lives.. 2 dogsters are among them.

WHEN a dog corrals ALL 3 of us in the family, there is a donation made. the DOLLAR per CORRAL contest ENDS at least where the philanthropic GSD is concerned, on mirra's woofday at midnight. BUT!while you're at it, please come wish my baby sister a happy 1st! she's simply adogable.

WITH blessings and many thanks for your efforts on our behalf, to all those who wrote in their diaries or in groups about me, and those who came by to help in dogperson.

finally, a dog named Takoda also offered a gift, (a stunning piece of art) to be drawn randomly from those who corraled us in MAY. details will be in my diary after the event, or see his now.

If you would like to learn more about IMHA, here's the beginning of and a link to an article on the subject at VeterinaryPartner.com.

Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA)

(Formerly known as autoimmune hemolytic anemia or AIHA)

Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia is a condition where the patient's immune system begins attacking its own red blood cells. What occurs on a microscopic level is that the branch of the immune system that produces antibodies begins to direct them against the patient's own red blood cells.

The red blood cells become quickly coated with tiny antibody proteins, essentially marking these red blood cells for destruction.

Follow this link to read the rest of the article.

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