Saturday, January 9, 2010

Bone Marrow Donations

Many people have asked how they might be tested to see whether they are a bone marrow match with Brandon. This is so generous and we are so appreciative!

Here is the way it works:

There are bone marrow registries all over the world where people can volunteer as donors. At this time there are about 11 million donors internationally.

If you volunteer to be a donor you can NOT specifically ask to be a donor for Brandon; you become one additional donor in the registry, and you will be called on if you are a match for anyone in the world.

We do hope that you decide to donate in any case...if not for Brandon, then for another child, mother, husband, parent that is in need at this moment.

To find out all the information, here is the Canadian site:

http://www.blood.ca/CentreApps/Internet/UW_V502_MainEngine.nsf/page/onematch?OpenDocument&CloseMenu

Thanks to all those that have offered.

6 comments:

  1. I asked my Dr. to test me, but being a diabetic he said I couldn't. i will keep you all in my prayers.
    Carol Bender

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  2. Dear Tali and Brandon, I am so happy to read that Brandon is doing better. I will find out id I can test for a bonemarrow.
    My prayers and thougths are with you all the time
    lv
    Rachel And Ady

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  3. Hi Taly & Brandon,
    Wonderful news that Brandon is feeling stronger today. I've started the donor registration process and am now awaiting a call from a nurse to discuss my eligibility to donate. Thanks for sharing the link.
    Pameala W

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  4. Dear Brandon and Taly,

    We were so happy to see the pictures of Brandon, Dana and Koby.

    We keep our fingers crossed for next week.

    Warmest regards,

    Robin, Tony and Mona

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  5. Hi!
    I signed up to be donor. A kit comes in less than a week and it involves a cheek swab and sending the samples to a lab. Things are different here in the US. Hoping I can help someone...at least I will feel like I am making a difference because I sure wish I was at home so I could child mind or drive or make meals. You are continually in our prayers.

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  6. Ok, will call my Dr. tomorrow.
    Blessings for this coming week......

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