How to save a life

Friday, July 31, 2009

There are hundreds upon hundreds of patients who wait for a bone marrow transplant each year. Many of them wait until they become so ill, they pass away. A bone marrow transplant benefits patients like those who suffer from cancer, especially those who have lost bone marrow due to radiation & chemo procedures. There are not enough people who donate bone marrow and there are too many people whose life depend on a donation. No, the procedure is not painful but it is said to be painful afterward. I personally shudder at the though of hospitals, being operated and any form of unfamiliar pain (I'm such a baby) although there is an alternative to operation in bone marrow donation. Regardless of the thought that pain will most likely be involved, the separate thought that I can donate and save someone, especially the thought that I could save a child who would otherwise have no chance of living has determined me to write this conclusion: I will be a bone marrow donor. I dunno when, I dunno how yet to tell you the truth, but I will be a donor. If you would like to read more information on bone marrow donation, click here.

Below is a little girl whose life depends on a bone marrow transplant. It breaks my heart to see her little face and to think that her little body needs what mine doesn't. Click here to read her story.


Amelia August 2, 2009 at 11:12 AM  

This is such a sweet post. I love it when bloggers raise awareness like this.

caramelizedvintage August 2, 2009 at 3:55 PM  

That is great that you are overcoming your fear in order to help others. :}

I have decided I am going to donate bone marrow someday, just not sure when yet. Probably in a year when I will be 18 and have time to recover during summer.

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