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(NBC 12 Richmond)   Leukemia patient hopes Facebook will save his life   (nbc12.com) divider line 11
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2013-01-04 12:50:50 PM
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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 12:47:35 PM
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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 01:50:46 PM
1 votes:

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 01:48:56 PM
1 votes:

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 01:44:15 PM
1 votes:
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 01:16:44 PM
1 votes:

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 01:11:13 PM
1 votes:

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 01:06:06 PM
1 votes:

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 01:05:25 PM
1 votes:
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 12:47:45 PM
1 votes:
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 10:31:27 AM
1 votes:
There have been worse ideas
 
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