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2013-01-04 10:31:27 AM
There have been worse ideas
 
2013-01-04 10:37:04 AM
No
Sorry, but no
Even without leukemia, nothing can save your life.
 
2013-01-04 12:42:05 PM
www.lolroflmao.com
 
2013-01-04 12:43:55 PM
How much stock does he own?
 
2013-01-04 12:44:00 PM

GooberMcFly: [www.lolroflmao.com image 459x260]


yep
 
2013-01-04 12:46:07 PM
I'm not sure he had one to begin with.
 
2013-01-04 12:46:50 PM
leuk use the face leuk
 
2013-01-04 12:47:35 PM
The "stem cell donor" was probably a scam artist who had to flee the country, that's why he can't track him down.
 
2013-01-04 12:47:45 PM
Like if you want his Leukemia cured. Ignore if you want him to die a slow painful death. Comment if prayer will heal him.
 
2013-01-04 12:48:28 PM
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2013-01-04 12:50:50 PM
I feel like the donor likely got cold feet when he realized he'd actually have to undergo surgery to donate and just didn't want to tell this guy no to face.
 
2013-01-04 12:54:41 PM
GooberMcFly

Damn, exactly the picture I couldn't find.


copy/paste
 
2013-01-04 12:55:09 PM

GooberMcFly: [www.lolroflmao.com image 459x260]


came to post this. You win this time *shakes fist*

t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-04 12:59:02 PM

ha-ha-guy: I feel like the donor likely got cold feet when he realized he'd actually have to undergo surgery to donate and just didn't want to tell this guy no to face.


I was thinking the same thing.
 
2013-01-04 01:03:30 PM

bdub77: The "stem cell donor" was probably a scam artist who had to flee the country, that's why he can't track him down.


Erm... Possibly, but probably not... Donors aren't compensated for signing up to be on the list. Link

/Registered on National Marrow Donor Program since 2004.
//Registered because Carl Sagan referenced how that program was part of his treatment in his book, Billions and Billions
 
2013-01-04 01:05:25 PM
the guy didn't show up for the appointment? ouch - that's pretty cruel.
why sign up to be a donor if you're not serious about doing it?

false hope sucks
 
2013-01-04 01:06:06 PM

ha-ha-guy: I feel like the donor likely got cold feet when he realized he'd actually have to undergo surgery to donate and just didn't want to tell this guy no to face.


When you sign up to be on the bone marrow registry, whoever is handing out the Be the Match kits (4 Q-tips with which you swab 4 areas of your mouth) should go over the donation process with you.

Some donations are done through a blood filtering process that removes stem cells in your bloodstream and returns your blood to you at the same time. Even if the doctors have to go into your hip bone with a needle to extract stem cells that way, I wouldn't call it "surgery" but it will require a few hours at the hospital. Considering that you could be saving, or at least extending, someone's life, it's really pretty minor. Now, donating a kidney...that takes courage!
 
2013-01-04 01:10:12 PM

Skwrl: /Registered on National Marrow Donor Program since 2004.


Me, too. Joined last year.

[internetfistbump.jpg]
 
2013-01-04 01:11:13 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: When you sign up to be on the bone marrow registry, whoever is handing out the Be the Match kits (4 Q-tips with which you swab 4 areas of your mouth) should go over the donation process with you.


How recently and wide spread is the PBSC method? When I pull up marrow.org and the Mayo Clinic they still detail the surgical option and all the risks involved which seems to imply it is still in use. Also with PBSC you get injections of filgrastim which comes with various side effects and of course all the injections which people might want to avoid after recent happenings.
 
2013-01-04 01:16:44 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: ha-ha-guy: I feel like the donor likely got cold feet when he realized he'd actually have to undergo surgery to donate and just didn't want to tell this guy no to face.

When you sign up to be on the bone marrow registry, whoever is handing out the Be the Match kits (4 Q-tips with which you swab 4 areas of your mouth) should go over the donation process with you.

Some donations are done through a blood filtering process that removes stem cells in your bloodstream and returns your blood to you at the same time. Even if the doctors have to go into your hip bone with a needle to extract stem cells that way, I wouldn't call it "surgery" but it will require a few hours at the hospital. Considering that you could be saving, or at least extending, someone's life, it's really pretty minor. Now, donating a kidney...that takes courage!


Yep. Stem cell harvesting is a typically non-surgical procedure requiring only a small blood draw. I can imagine why the donor backed-out, though. Never go to a Richmond hospital unless you're already dead.
 
2013-01-04 01:18:08 PM
i46.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-04 01:26:37 PM

Two16: [i46.tinypic.com image 397x480]


It's the Facebook version of chain letters.
 
2013-01-04 01:27:33 PM

Pathman: the guy didn't show up for the appointment? ouch - that's pretty cruel.
why sign up to be a donor if you're not serious about doing it?

false hope sucks


Maybe did for a friend for family member. People have good intentions, but don't think through their actions.
 
2013-01-04 01:29:25 PM
I'd just like to say thanks to everyone who is on the Marrow Donor list. My mom was diagnosed with multiple myeloma a couple of years ago, and while they were able to harvest and clean her own marrow for any future transplants, the prospect that she may need the marrow of someone on that list was very real. Really, a very small and insignificant amount of discomfort to save or extend the life of another human being is worth it to me.
 
2013-01-04 01:35:34 PM

bruegel: Pathman: the guy didn't show up for the appointment? ouch - that's pretty cruel.
why sign up to be a donor if you're not serious about doing it?

false hope sucks

Maybe did for a friend for family member. People have good intentions, but don't think through their actions.


making it a cruel thing to do
 
2013-01-04 01:44:15 PM
Can't even pretend to understand the motivations of the guy who chickened out. Oh, no: there might be some side effects, or it might hurt? Screw you; you're saving a life. It's not going to be cupcakes and candy canes. Put your panties back on and handle it.


/registered with Be the Match since 2007
//it's cheap, often free, and fast, and they never trouble you again except to update your info yearly.
 
2013-01-04 01:45:25 PM

ha-ha-guy: I feel like the donor likely got cold feet when he realized he'd actually have to undergo surgery to donate and just didn't want to tell this guy no to face.


Agreed. And he shouldn't be forced to do it. I'm sorry for the patient, but that's the donors choice.

Think before you add yourself to a donor list.

//on donor list
 
2013-01-04 01:48:56 PM

ha-ha-guy: Mitch Taylor's Bro: When you sign up to be on the bone marrow registry, whoever is handing out the Be the Match kits (4 Q-tips with which you swab 4 areas of your mouth) should go over the donation process with you.

How recently and wide spread is the PBSC method? When I pull up marrow.org and the Mayo Clinic they still detail the surgical option and all the risks involved which seems to imply it is still in use. Also with PBSC you get injections of filgrastim which comes with various side effects and of course all the injections which people might want to avoid after recent happenings.


I don't know how recent it is, but IIRC, the majority of donations are done through blood work because it's so much easier on the donor. But each case is different and the recipient's doctor determines which route is best for the recipient.

What recent happenings are you referring to?
 
2013-01-04 01:50:46 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: What recent happenings are you referring to?


Fungal meningitis and all the media attention it had. I could see it scaring people off having any needle put in their body.
 
2013-01-04 02:04:35 PM

Pathman: bruegel: Pathman: the guy didn't show up for the appointment? ouch - that's pretty cruel.
why sign up to be a donor if you're not serious about doing it?

false hope sucks

Maybe did for a friend for family member. People have good intentions, but don't think through their actions.

making it a cruel thing to do


How is it cruel? There are millions of individuals who have zero problems helping those they know, but hem and haw when it comes to strangers. For all we know the 25-yeard old is dead. Crap happens.
 
2013-01-04 02:14:05 PM

ha-ha-guy: Mitch Taylor's Bro: What recent happenings are you referring to?

Fungal meningitis and all the media attention it had. I could see it scaring people off having any needle put in their body.


OIC, yeah, perhaps that would turn some people off. But wasn't it traced to one facility, which was shut down and is being investigated? I think it's a non-issue by now.
 
2013-01-04 02:20:09 PM

bruegel: Pathman: bruegel: Pathman: the guy didn't show up for the appointment? ouch - that's pretty cruel.
why sign up to be a donor if you're not serious about doing it?

false hope sucks

Maybe did for a friend for family member. People have good intentions, but don't think through their actions.

making it a cruel thing to do

How is it cruel? There are millions of individuals who have zero problems helping those they know, but hem and haw when it comes to strangers. For all we know the 25-yeard old is dead. Crap happens.


Exactly. When you agree to be in the program, they ASK that you let them know if you want to be removed. But they can't and won't force anyone to do anything they don't want to do. Hopefully, the publicity this situation is getting will help the guy change his mind (assuming he's still alive and doesn't have a condition that would prevent him from donating).
 
2013-01-04 02:20:53 PM

bruegel: Pathman: bruegel: Pathman: the guy didn't show up for the appointment? ouch - that's pretty cruel.
why sign up to be a donor if you're not serious about doing it?

false hope sucks

Maybe did for a friend for family member. People have good intentions, but don't think through their actions.

making it a cruel thing to do

How is it cruel? There are millions of individuals who have zero problems helping those they know, but hem and haw when it comes to strangers. For all we know the 25-yeard old is dead. Crap happens.


yes - naturally if he died then obviously it wasn't a cruel thing to do.
but if he agreed to make the donation, arranged the appointment and then just didn't show up for reasons that don't involve him being dead or otherwise unable to control - it seems cruel to me.

are you just looking for something to argue about?
 
2013-01-04 02:51:14 PM

Pathman: bruegel: Pathman: bruegel: Pathman: the guy didn't show up for the appointment? ouch - that's pretty cruel.
why sign up to be a donor if you're not serious about doing it?

false hope sucks

Maybe did for a friend for family member. People have good intentions, but don't think through their actions.

making it a cruel thing to do

How is it cruel? There are millions of individuals who have zero problems helping those they know, but hem and haw when it comes to strangers. For all we know the 25-yeard old is dead. Crap happens.

yes - naturally if he died then obviously it wasn't a cruel thing to do.
but if he agreed to make the donation, arranged the appointment and then just didn't show up for reasons that don't involve him being dead or otherwise unable to control - it seems cruel to me.

are you just looking for something to argue about?


To me, "cruel" would imply intention. If the guy just got cold feet, that's cowardice, but not cruelty IMO.
 
2013-01-04 04:04:04 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: ha-ha-guy: Mitch Taylor's Bro: What recent happenings are you referring to?

Fungal meningitis and all the media attention it had. I could see it scaring people off having any needle put in their body.

OIC, yeah, perhaps that would turn some people off. But wasn't it traced to one facility, which was shut down and is being investigated? I think it's a non-issue by now.


To be honest, I never have gotten a flu shot for roughly that logic. As in even if I get a really bad case of the flu, odds are the doctors could cure me and at worst I'd burn off a month of sick days to go sit in the hospital. Whereas if I get something like fungal meningitis or something else off a needle, I'm pretty much farked.

Of course the odds of that happening are extremely low, like I'm more likely to get hit by repeated strikes of lightning than I am get anything off a needle. Still by the same token, the odds of a lightning strike are low but I don't run around outside in a thunderstorm either.

Although all that said, I still donate blood and take the risks off that needle. However I could see someone taking a hard line "no needles" stance based on the fact that if you get anything off a needle, you have good odds it is pretty lethal.

/the other part is of course a mild case of the flu means one day feeling shiatty and then three more sick days to recover while hanging out at home doing whatever I want while the kids are at school and the wife is at work
 
2013-01-04 04:53:58 PM
I feel terribly for that guy but it's probably a fool's errand. The situation puts the donor program in a terrible spot as well.

/on the list
//a friend donated and saved a guy's life
///slashies for the cure?
 
2013-01-04 06:29:03 PM

ha-ha-guy: Mitch Taylor's Bro: ha-ha-guy: Mitch Taylor's Bro: What recent happenings are you referring to?

Fungal meningitis and all the media attention it had. I could see it scaring people off having any needle put in their body.

OIC, yeah, perhaps that would turn some people off. But wasn't it traced to one facility, which was shut down and is being investigated? I think it's a non-issue by now.

To be honest, I never have gotten a flu shot for roughly that logic. As in even if I get a really bad case of the flu, odds are the doctors could cure me and at worst I'd burn off a month of sick days to go sit in the hospital. Whereas if I get something like fungal meningitis or something else off a needle, I'm pretty much farked.

Of course the odds of that happening are extremely low, like I'm more likely to get hit by repeated strikes of lightning than I am get anything off a needle. Still by the same token, the odds of a lightning strike are low but I don't run around outside in a thunderstorm either.

Although all that said, I still donate blood and take the risks off that needle. However I could see someone taking a hard line "no needles" stance based on the fact that if you get anything off a needle, you have good odds it is pretty lethal.

/the other part is of course a mild case of the flu means one day feeling shiatty and then three more sick days to recover while hanging out at home doing whatever I want while the kids are at school and the wife is at work


I don't get flu shots because Jenny McCarthy said I'd get autism or large, fake breasts or something like that.


JUST KIDDING.


I don't get them because I'm pretty healthy and am not in the high risk groups. The flu that's going around the office right now is pretty nasty, though, so I might start getting the shots later this year. I will definitely start getting them if I end up catching this season's flu.
 
2013-01-04 08:38:35 PM
I'd like to let this poor kid down as gently as possible.

Everyone dies in the end, buddy, you'll just be dying sooner.
 
2013-01-04 10:19:26 PM
via likes and shares, I'm sure
 
2013-01-06 02:18:38 AM
 
2013-01-06 09:23:38 AM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Pathman: bruegel: Pathman: bruegel: Pathman: the guy didn't show up for the appointment? ouch - that's pretty cruel.
why sign up to be a donor if you're not serious about doing it?

false hope sucks

Maybe did for a friend for family member. People have good intentions, but don't think through their actions.

making it a cruel thing to do

How is it cruel? There are millions of individuals who have zero problems helping those they know, but hem and haw when it comes to strangers. For all we know the 25-yeard old is dead. Crap happens.

yes - naturally if he died then obviously it wasn't a cruel thing to do.
but if he agreed to make the donation, arranged the appointment and then just didn't show up for reasons that don't involve him being dead or otherwise unable to control - it seems cruel to me.

are you just looking for something to argue about?

To me, "cruel" would imply intention. If the guy just got cold feet, that's cowardice, but not cruelty IMO.


can't it be both?
you are told you are going to die unless they find a donor, which is a huge long shot.
They tell you they found a donor!
you start to hope.
donor makes the appointment!
donor never shows up to the appointment.

they tell you you're going to die unless they find a donor.

I would feel cruel knowing that my cowardice put someone through that.
Of course, i have no idea what this guy's reasons were nor have i myself checked to see if i'm a match for this guy so maybe i shouldn't be running my mouth...
 
2013-01-06 12:54:02 PM

Pathman: can't it be both?


I don't think the act fits under any of these definitions, but the disease itself is a "cruel affliction."
 
2013-01-06 01:06:15 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Pathman: can't it be both?


I don't think the act fits under any of these definitions, but the disease itself is a "cruel affliction."


you don't think so?
i doubt the guy enjoyed the suffering of another but i think he almost certainly "willfully or knowingly [caused] pain or distress to others"

at the very least "causing or marked by great pain or distress: a cruel remark; a cruel affliction" certainly fits in my opinion.
 
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