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Bone Marrow Donation by Marie L. Patient Expert Posted Mon 02 Aug 2010 5:41am Hi folks, I received an interesting call (which I have to admit, subsequent ones I ducked the first couple of times after I heard the message) that I am a bone marrow match for a 24-year-old man with active lymphoblastic leukemia. I registered as a donor ALMOST 20 YEARS ago with the Cammy Lee Foundation, a foundation set up to find more Asi ... Read on »
July 2011 SC News Roundup by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Aug 2011 7:34am Written by Sickle Cell Warrior on 02 August 2011 Terrance Brown spreads Sickle Cell Awareness in Florida . Summer is a low season for blood bank donations, and 9 year old sickle cell warrior Di-Juarie helped out at a blood drive in Jackson, Michigan; getting over 40 people to donate bloo ... Read on »
February, 2012 News Roundup by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Fri 10 Feb 2012 12:30pm Written by Sickle Cell Warrior on 10 February 2012 New study shows that 75% fewer kids are suffering from strokes as children, especially in the black community and those affected by SC in comparison to the other racial demographics . Snaps to all the researchers who have ensured that all chi ... Read on »
May 2011: Open Letter to the Community by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Tue 10 May 2011 9:05am Written by Sickle Cell Warrior on 10 May 2011 Hey everyone! I just wanted to say hello to all the lurkers (we see you;) and all the new members! It’s been a while since I’ve sent out an email blast, but there are a few things that are coming up that I simply had to share with you. This i ... Read on »
The Bone Marrow Chronicles? by Tom S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 12 Aug 2009 10:22pm In 2004, I wandered into my local blood bank in Chicago and told them that I wanted to donate bone marrow. The nice lady explained that I can give a small blood sample that they’d analyze for various characteristics and antigens. The results of their analysis would be entered into a national database, and if a needy person’s doctor checks the d ... Read on »
What Can You DO?! by myspecialks Posted Sun 02 Sep 2012 12:00am So, yesterday I posted some facts about childhood cancer. If you're my friend on Facebook, I've posted even more there. If you really read them, you're probably thinking, "That's horrible. That's devastating. That is AWFUL.... But... what can I do about it?!" Well... I'm glad you asked. ;o) First, did you know that hundreds of ch ... Read on »
Be the Match by Lori Posted Wed 11 Nov 2009 10:03pm Joining the National Bone Marrow Registry is free until the end of 2009. Visit: www.bethematch.org for more information. You could be the one who saves a life. Read on »
Be the Match by Lori Posted Wed 11 Nov 2009 10:03pm Joining the National Bone Marrow Registry is free until the end of 2009. Visit: www.bethematch.org for more information. You could be the one who saves a life. Read on »
Sam Seyadoussane: an unsung hero who helps to bring the world’s medical expertise to the needed by EyeDrD Posted Wed 22 Feb 2012 7:14am German philosopher Immanuel Kahn says: “Virtue itself is a reward”.Tuoitrenews would like to feature a series of stories of great people whose hearts have brought miracles to poor people affected with severe diseases in Vietnam. They really make miracles happen. For ... Read on »
Bone marrow donation and compensation: My moral dilemma by David W. Patient Expert Posted Fri 06 Dec 2013 2:23pm It’s a criminal offense to pay a person to donate an organ. That policy fits well with societal norms that restrict commerce in certain areas. For example we don’t allow people to sell themselves into slavery. We certainly don’t want people to be coerced for financial reasons to sell their organs and endanger their lives. And yet, ar ... Read on »