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Robyn Libitsky

Subject:
Re: Request for Information
From:
Hillarie.......
Date:
Wed, 22 Jul 2009 13:29:31 EDT

To:

Karmen.Todd@HHS.GOV

Ms. Todd,
RE: List of names who donated blood to Robyn 2004 and 2005 which will
be provided by Kaiser.

In regards to the names of LA County Workers who donated blood toRobyn;

Susan Nissman, Senior Field Deputy for the Calabasas Office of Robyn's

employer, LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, was the one who
notified the county workers of their need to donate blood to Robyn. She
would be able to identify those workers from the list of names.

Ms. Nissman can be reached at:

LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's Calabasas Office
26600 Agoura Road # 100
Calabasas, CA 91302
818-880-9416

Some county workers donated blood at the Kaiser Sunset facility, and

like Mr. McCowan, some of their donations also were "lost." In regards
to the Temple donations, we have the 2005 Membership Directory booklet
and will send it to you with the blood donor names circled, for proof.

The best and easiest way is if Kaiser provides you with the form each

donor was required to fill out prior to donating one unit of blood,
where they specifically requested their blood donation to go to Robyn.
"Lower priority for cancer patients to receive blood," meant that,
starting in 2004, their red blood level had to be much lower then
before to receive a unit from Kaiser's supply. This delayed chemo
treatment (red blood level must be at a certain level to receive chemo)
and placed them in a position to become susceptible to becoming ill as
well as the delay in chemo would make it less effective. (delay gives
cancer cells the opportunity to grow back and mutate) Only when the
patient was hospitalized (costing Kaiser a lot of $) and not receiving
blood would be life threatening, (preventing a potential lawsuit) would
"Kaiser blood" be used.

This 2004 blood transfusion policy, reviewed by their Attorneys, must

have utilized a loophole, as each "Kaiser unit" costs $500 to purchase
it from the blood bank.

Sincerely,
Hillarie Levy



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