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Bone Marrow Drive Scheduled Friday

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 COMMENT 525247 helpful negative off topic

2014-06-04 08:53 PM

I did this many years ago for a local teen. I wasn't a match but I got in the registry and hopefully, can help another person. I encourage everyone to get on the registry. It could save a life! Best wishes to Trevor and fingers crossed for a match!


 COMMENT 525277P helpful negative off topic

2014-06-05 07:31 AM

Ditto, 247. I'm in the registry as well. Here's hoping he finds a match, soon!


 COMMENT 525299 helpful negative off topic

2014-06-05 09:06 AM

I am on the registry list.


 COMMENT 525302 helpful negative off topic

2014-06-05 09:21 AM

Current registry member 4/4 checking in. Great to see so many people taking the tiny, tiny huge step of joining the registry. I hope it is an inspiration for others to do the same. You are good people!


 COMMENT 525304 helpful negative off topic

2014-06-05 09:22 AM

I'm 62. Disqualified from the gate? Yes/No? What is the reason for the age qualification? Just wondering. Seems like alot of chances for a match have been taken out of the pool.


 COMMENT 525312 helpful negative off topic

2014-06-05 09:45 AM

304 - Yes at 62 you are not allowed to join this particular donation program. This has everything to do with the increased possibility of complications during donation surgery on older patients. People 18-44 can join for free (a donation is requested), and the program requires people 45-60 to pay $100 to join.


 COMMENT 525304 helpful negative off topic

2014-06-05 10:16 AM

@312 Thankyou for the info. Also note: Veterans need support also. Government not to responsive for their care.


 COMMENT 525343 helpful negative off topic

2014-06-05 10:56 AM

perhaps a good time to remind that blood donations are needed 365 for transplant patients and other general patients. Many older regular blood donors (they started while in military service in war zones) are now aging out, having donated for decades. Younger generations (hellooo, Boomers and Xer's) time to step up to the plate. Takes just minutes, is painless, and does wonders for morale!


 COMMENT 525352 helpful negative off topic

2014-06-05 11:13 AM

Too bad there's no financial incentive to register or donate blood - but, as with organ donation, the excuse is that no one should profit from the gift of life.

What a joke that is - the transplant industry is hugely profitable to everyone involved but the donors and their families - they get nothing.


 COMMENT 525439 helpful negative off topic

2014-06-05 02:03 PM

352--its simply not about getting, but GIVING. The GIFT of HOPE has no monetary value.

(You think staffing, medical equipment, testing, storage, transport, dispersement... come free?)


 COMMENT 525485 helpful negative off topic

2014-06-05 03:35 PM

I think I joined when I was 43 or 44. I'm about to turn 46. Do I need to re-enroll now that I'm past the 45 "join free" date?


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