Friday, February 13, 2009

Calling all bone marrow donors

From Declan Du Toits site:

Lastly, the bone marrow drive. Just a short note. (which I see now has turned into a long one). All it involves is giving a sample of blood for them to tissue type and then when you have to donate, if you are a match, it’s just a matter of being hooked up to a drip machine for 6 hours. So easy and so simple to save a child’s life. The difficulty is that a lot of people sign up for a specific person and then when they called to donate they are like, oh no, I don’t really want to be a donor, it was only for so and so. That’s horrible and families can be devastated when they think they have a match and the donor declines. So please think clearly about this and realise that once you are on the registry, you should commit to it for life and may only be called to donate in like 15 years time or something like that. We are also looking for a corporate sponsor to cover the costs to the bone marrow people as they are not government funded and need some help, so if you work for a corporate who may consider helping, please mail me on

1 comment:

Carolyn Wing said...

I signed up many years ago and my prayer is that I can help any one with a match to me!!!! Hugs and prayers. Carolyn Wing grandma to Laura Stage IV Neuroblastoma page name LauraVDB