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Old 06-04-2018, 11:38 PM   #1
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If you are age eligible, get on a registry... 18 to 44 is preferred, but you can donate until 61.

After 19 years, I got a call. Confirmatory typing is in process. Given my age and background, it would not be unexpected for me to be the one - or one of very few - possibilities for the patient.

The donor gets to choose the method, with most being asked for PBSC (stem cells from your blood) instead of the needle into the hip bones.
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Old 06-05-2018, 12:26 AM   #2
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Excellent advice, and thanks for willing to donate! I have been on a registry for, at least, 25 years but have not yet received a call. Having been in the medical field for 34 years, I can attest to the fact that bone marrow transplants save many lives.
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For those already in a registry, contact them online and provide your current contact information... the number of unreachables is staggering.
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