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Jundo
06-19-2011, 09:10 AM
Hi,

Please consider to register to become a bone marrow donor. It could mean a life for children and adults with leukemia and related diseases. From what I understand, a surprisingly --not painful-- medical procedure for the donor.

Here is a story about it ...

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6944753n (http://http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6944753n)

... and here are some places to donate in North America ...

http://www.marrow.org/ (http://http://www.marrow.org/)

... the UK ...

http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/bonemarrow/ (http://http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/bonemarrow/)

... and other places worldwide ...

http://www.worldmarrow.org/ (http://http://www.worldmarrow.org/)

Gassho, J

ScottM
06-22-2011, 05:19 PM
Jundo,

Thanks for posting this and I've already begun looking into the process, mostly because it gives me the "willies" and that's exactly the point. :)

As I looked through the site I did find one population that is not allowed to donate somewhat troubling:

http://www.marrow.org/JOIN/Med_Guidelin ... index.html (http://http://www.marrow.org/JOIN/Med_Guidelines_Join/Men_Who_Have_Sex_with_Men/index.html)

There is of course the stereotype of homosexuals being promiscuous and apparently it can be shown to be scientifically valid through statistics, but I hardly see a reason why a gay man in a long term committed monogamous relationship shouldn't be allowed to donate.

Just struck me as odd...reagrdless, a worthy and lifesaving cause that should be supported.

Thanks for brining it to our attention.

Gassho,
Dosho

Jinyo
03-23-2012, 07:15 PM
Hi - have just taken a look at this thread.

A close friend of mine has just been through the ordeal of her husband having leukemia and having a bone marrow transplant.
He is back at home - doing really well - and this procedure has no doubt saved his life.

So - I must agree with Jundo - it is a supreme act of kindness to donate to the bone marrow bank and could save another human being's life.

Gassho

Willow