Patient Stories

Posted November 19th, 2010 by admin

9 Responses to “Patient Stories”

  1. Tracy says:

    My friend is being treated at SHANDS for Aplastic anemia but needs a bone marrow transplant. Aplastic anemia is a disease of the bone marrow. The bone marrow stops making enough red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets for the body. Any blood cells the marrow does make are normal, but there are not enough of them. Aplastic anemia can be moderate, severe or very severe. People with severe or very severe aplastic anemia are at risk for life-threatening infections or bleeding.

    Please join our site to raise awareness and get others involved in bone marrow donation!
    http://donationfortabatha.ning.com/?xgi=2hTVaLVDvzX2J4

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  3. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly donate to this outstanding blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will talk about this blog with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

  4. Matthew says:

    Hi, This is Nora and Sharon’s mom. Some people think that being a bone marorw donor is very painful, so they hesitate to sign up. Signing up is easy and requires just a blood test. Even the next stage, where you have been identified as a potential donor is easy just a blood test. The actual donating is done under anesthesia and your hip bone(s) might hurt for a few days but what is that bit of pain if it saves someones life? You can take pain pills. The odds are slight that you will ever be called on. I was called for further testing but no further. My husband has never been called on for further testing. But we would have donated without a moment’s hesitation if we had had the chance. So, please, register to be a donor!!!

  5. Cynthia Scharr says:

    Is there an age limit on donation?

  6. admin says:

    @Cynthia, to join the Be The Match Registry you must be between the ages of 18 and 60 and meet the health guidlines. To learn more go to: http://marrow.org/Join/Medical_Guidelines/Medical_Guidelines_for_Joining_the_Registry.aspx#Age

  7. I never gave a single pint of blood during the many blood drives I watched……but when I diagnosed with Acute Mylosetic Leukemia …acute and fatal onset…..I had scores of blood and then when I recovered a bit I returned to work at Boeing and then relapsed in November and went to Fred Hutch Cancer Center when I was put on a morphein pain pump and tpn cemical food and then endless bags of blood products and cancer drugs…………..so thank you to all my donors and my stem cell donor…a retired fire captain in san jose California……thank you to them all and thank you to my Lord and God…………….

  8. I really enjoyed your site since discovering it a couple of months ago! Thank you for all the work you put into it.

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