Is anyone here a bone marrow donor?

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Registered: 05-25-2006
Is anyone here a bone marrow donor?
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Thu, 04-09-2009 - 10:56pm

I've been thinking about joining the bone marrow registry off and on for awhile now, but it's a big commitment, so I'm a little nervous. On the other hand, what a great thing to be able to do for someone!

So, I'm doing research on http://www.marrow.org, but if anyone has personal experience, I'd love to hear.

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Registered: 09-22-2006
Fri, 04-10-2009 - 12:00am

What an interesting post...I have thought about it in the past but I have a huge fear/aversion to hospitals and only go in kicking and screaming. It is probably selfish but at this point I think I'd only consider it for a friend/family member.

I'm curious as to whether others on here are. That's so neat of you, it is a huge commitment!


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Registered: 04-19-2005
Fri, 04-10-2009 - 1:27am

I am not but have always wanted to! My cousin and his wife just did it. I was surprised that it actually cost money but they (my cousin and his wife) said that the website that you posted will do events where it is free or discounted for people to be tested and put on the list.

I look at it as I would want someone to do it for my children or family member so it is the least I can do for another family but I totally understand why one would not want to do it.




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Registered: 12-03-2005
Fri, 04-10-2009 - 1:27am

My husband and I are both on the registry.


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Registered: 04-28-2005
Fri, 04-10-2009 - 8:48am
I registered probably 5 years ago, but I'm still waiting to help someone.

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Registered: 07-25-2006
Fri, 04-10-2009 - 9:44am

I'm on the registry.


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Registered: 12-28-2006
Fri, 04-10-2009 - 4:09pm
I signed up when I was in med school. They had a free drive at NEMC (I think only you will know what that is!) because they needed more Asians/Asian Americans on the registry. I should re-sign up because I have moved since then. They really need minorities because they are more difficult to match since there aren't as many on the registry. Thanks for sharing, Claire!
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Registered: 05-25-2006
Mon, 04-13-2009 - 4:26pm
Thanks everyone! I am still pretty nervous, but I think I am going to go for it. I just feel like I don't have a lot of time or money to donate, but there is really no reason I couldn't do this for someone. Believe me though, I'm still scared.
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Registered: 10-06-2006
Tue, 04-14-2009 - 10:12pm
Claire, that's really a cool thing to do.
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Registered: 05-17-2006
Sat, 04-18-2009 - 7:12am

Finally!

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Registered: 05-25-2006
Sat, 04-18-2009 - 7:32pm

Thanks Kelly, I did get your email, I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to respond.

I had pretty much decided to do it, but then my husband got me really freaked out about the risk of infection. So, now I'm feeling really torn. UGH.

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