What do you know about bone marrow donation? Educate yourself, win eco-prizes, save a little girl's life!
By almostallthetruth on July 15, 2011
I was sent a story about a little girl. A little 10 month old baby girl that was given a devastating blow. A devastating diagnosis that would require a bone marrow transplant from a stranger in order to survive.
I have been thinking about bone marrow donation already because of a good friend's campaign to educate our local community. Her mother is also in need of a bone marrow transplant from a stranger in order to survive.
Only 4 in 10 people, many of them children, that need a bone marrow transplant will actually receive one.
This resonated with me thinking about my own children. Thinking about when I was pregnant with each and waiting their arrival. Each in their own time. You always say something along the lines of how you "just want them to be healthy" - not knowing sometimes just how true that may be.
And now when I hope their future. When I dream about the people they will become and all that they want to be.
To think that just one person could save the life of a child through a simple bone marrow donation. How could you not?
It is simple to register, but one should think it through carefully. It is even easier to educate yourself on what bone marrow donation is. It can be a gift to educate others and encourage them to consider registering.
DKMS is the world’s largest bone marrow donor center. They are working on a national campaign to get more people registered. When you register with DKMS, you will also be listed on the Be The Match Registry and can be found as a donor match for any patient in need of a bone marrow transplant.
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