I Am a Bone Marrow Donor

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 26 People

    Recently Registered To Donate Bone Marrow But Boyfriend Is Worried

    Hello everyone, My little cousin is a cancer survivor and during his experience, I got to meet many other survivors. They were survivors thanks to bone marrow donations. I did some research and decided that I wanted to give back and register to be a bone marrow donor. The only...
    sonia87 sonia87
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 30, 2013

    I'd Like To Share My Bone Marrow Donation Story Also...

    Because I have been feeling a little emotional about it lately. I was in the registry less than 6 months (about 2-3) when I was contacted. I was 21, a month away from 22 at the time. It was March of 2008. It was a huge surprise, given the fact that my dad was on it for years and...
    cellogal cellogal
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Dec 26, 2010

    Twenty Years On Oct 24, 2011

    In 1989, before BMT was well known among most of us, I was asked to donate some blood to a young woman in the DC area looking for a match.  I was told that they were looking for people with East European Jewish backgrounds, and I fit the bill.  I went to the JCC where there...
    DudeDad DudeDad
    Oct 20, 2011

    I Would Do It For Anybody

    In the early summer of 2012, when I was 39, we were sitting on the patio waiting for the phone call to inform us of my grandmother's passing. Before that call, there was a call from my father. He informed me that he had a blood disease very much like leukemia. It's called MDS. No...
    showard326 showard326
    36-40, M
    Jan 27, 2013

    I Am Registered To Be A Bone Marrow Donor

    Too many people know too little about this, and how important it is to be educated about this issue. Forget everything you know, and do some research yourself, or ask someone about it who knows (like me!), and get registered. You could have the potential to save someones life and...
    theschoolgirl theschoolgirl
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 4, 2013

    I Donated Bone Marrow. Now My Daughter Desperately Needs A Donation.

    When I was 26, I donated my bone marrow to a friend. My eight year old daughter now needs one. She has ALL (a form of leukaemia) and the leukaemia has stopped responding to treatment. She needs a bone marrow donation. And I can't give it to her (can't match).
    SkyeLarke SkyeLarke
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2013

    The Life You Save Could Be Your Own

    You should always try to be donor No joy in remaining as acceptor Donor always has joy of giving Acceptor has to do it for surviving One has upper hand and others not He has enough to distribute in a lot Luck has afforded him to donate Others have woes and only to relate You...
    CMA1234 CMA1234
    46-50, F
    Jan 21, 2012

    My Marrow Donor Experiences

      At the end of June 1997, I recieved a call from the National Marrow Donor Program Registry with which I’ve been registered with for 4 years. To register, I had to give 2 tubes of blood for them to do a partial profile. They said that someone in need of a bone marrow...
    cjjoiner77 cjjoiner77
    3 Responses Jun 13, 2009
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