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|03-14-2013 05:59 PM|
|moongazebo||bumping to see if we can get some more people to become bone marrow donors by getting this FREE kit!|
|02-01-2013 05:47 PM|
|12-30-2012 03:33 PM|
Basically, I had to have an injection for five days prior to the procedure which gave me a constant headache and I pretty much felt like I had the flu. Not pleasant, but not unbearable.
The procedure itself was pretty much the same as if you donate platelets, just way longer. They remove blood from one arm, spin it around and remove what they need then push it back in your other arm. It was an 8 hour procedure spread over two days (so 4 hours at a stretch.) The only horrible part was that after about 3 hours, the arm with the needle withdrawing blood (which you are not allowed to move at all. The other arm you can move around a bit) completely locked up and began to ache pretty horribly.
I was back to normal the day after the procedure. My iron was low and it took a while to get my full stamina back, but no different from donating blood.
|12-28-2012 05:06 PM|
|12-27-2012 11:03 AM|
|attca2k||Isnt donating marrow, you'll get stuck with excrutiating pain with a 12" needle from the side to your spine?|
|12-26-2012 07:22 AM|
|moongazebo||bumping - a great gift for the holidays!|
|12-03-2012 07:38 AM|
Today is Luca's 3rd birthday. The message his mother posted on Fb said, "Tomorrow our brave little man turns 3. How lucky are we to not take any birthday for granted...or hug...or kiss or cuddle."
From what I hear, his recovery is coming along....
|11-14-2012 09:16 AM|
|valiko488||How is little Luca doing? Does anybody knows? I hope that he is better!|
|11-13-2012 05:25 PM|
|11-13-2012 05:04 PM|
|plemans||Registered and just waiting to be a match|
|10-25-2012 04:24 PM|
Me neither. However, I hope that someday I can be a donor and help someone. thanks for registering.
|10-25-2012 04:23 PM|
OMG - amazing! Thank you so much!
|10-25-2012 05:06 AM|
|10-25-2012 12:13 AM|
|buckeye133||Just registered. Such a small effort on our part that can potentially save a life. Sending the link to all my friends.|
|10-24-2012 06:19 PM|
|ConnieD||You will be saving someones life---God Bless You.|
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