I’ll get a kit from them in the next couple of weeks! 11 months ago
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So I have to wait until November until I can register. I need to be 18 before I sign up apparently!
Until then I’ll just sign up to be a blood donor and start giving blood. c: 12 months ago
I don’t remember where I learned about the marrow registry, but I signed up immediately at marrow.org, on March 13th 2010. It was a mildly lengthy survey. I received my buccal swabs in the mail and immediately sent it back. I never received a phone call notifying me of being a match, and I had long forgot about it.
On March 13th 2012 (EXACTLY 2 years after I registered) I received a phone call from a marrow-registry company saying I was identified as a possible match for a patient with non-hodgkins lymphoma. She sent me a brief application, and I faxed it back. The survey was similar to the one I filled out to join the registry, and resembled a blood donor application. Questions about your health, travel history, etc.
The next day I received another call saying my paperwork checked out fine. They made me an appointment at a lab in my city for the following week, to go and have my blood drawn. This blood test will determine if I am a suitable match for this patient. Unfortunately, there is usually only an 8% chance. I am trying to keep my hopes up and hope that my HLA is a good match and I can go ahead and donate. I will know within about 60 days.
I urge you, register. People are dying who don’t have to. So many more people could live, or at least have many more years with their family if more people were on the registry. It is especially important for minorities and people of mixed descent, especially half asian individuals.
Please register. You never know whose life you may be able to save. 15 months ago
And couldn’t because of clinical depression. They make you wait 5 years after your last so-called depressive episode. I think that’s a little nuts when people are dying, but I got my Buccal swab kit in the mail today. So I will fill everything out and return soon. YAY! 15 months ago
..I`ve always wanted to register but.. let`s be honest – I`m a bit of a coward. I`ve read an article recently about how the bone marrow donation proces looks like and my fear grew bigger – any kind of injections/donating blood/needles scare me to death. And I feel really ashamed that my fear prevents me from registering and (possibly) saving somebodys life. On one hand I`ve never been this close to making a decision, on the other it`s so distant… 16 months ago
How I did it: I registered at the local offices of the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry. You can go to Be The Match, at http://marrow.org. It's easy and free, and if you get called, you can save a life. The procedure is a little painful: they use a syringe to take the marrow from your hip. However, you're fine in a day or two, your body replaces the marrow, and there are no scars. Read how I did it… 16 months ago
I registered online at marrow.org to be a bone marrow donor.
I’m awaiting the DNA swab kit that should come in the mail sometime soon!
Please note, American Express is paying the cost of processing all the people who register for matching in the month of January! 17 months ago
I registered online, got the kit in the mail,just did my buccal swabs while sitting at the dining room table, and as soon as I mail off the envelope and receive a confirmation e-mail, I can mark this goal as complete! 18 months ago