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Comments on: Marrow donation leads to 20-year friendship: Lisa’s donor story

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By: Salford Accountants

Wed, 07 Mar 2012 06:28:35 +0000

Well done Pam and Lisa,20 years anniversary of Pam's transplant.

By: Josimeire

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 20:40:13 +0000

I want to bcemoe a bone marrow donor and am not able to do so only because I am 64 years old. I am extremely healthy and donated a kidney on 11/3/10 at UCLA. I want to do more to help others and my UCLA transplant coordinator suggested I bcemoe a bone marrow donor.However, when I contacted the National Bone Marrow Registry, I was denied an application MERELY BECAUSE I AM OVER 60. I've read your policy that states: You must be between the ages of 18 and 60 to join the Be The Match Registry. Age guidelines are not meant to discriminate. They are meant to protect the safety of the donor and provide the best possible outcome for the patient. ..The upper age limit is based on donor and patient considerations. There is a small increase in the risk of side effects from anesthesia in older donors. I am willing to take any risk to save someone's life as I've proven when I donated a kidney. I want to be allowed to go through the testing and be judged solely on my health to donate not because of my age.

By: Lisa Beck

Tue, 24 Jan 2012 02:44:28 +0000

Linda, I hope you had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year as well. I am sorry I did not get back to you sooner. Lisa

By: admin

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 17:42:53 +0000

Hi Linda, Volunteer donors on Be The Match Registry never pay to donate. We reimburse travel costs and may reimburse other costs on a case-by-case basis. Thanks!

By: Linda Hurley

Sat, 17 Dec 2011 22:09:21 +0000

You are so blessed to be able to give in that way. I so much want to be that kind of giver. I wonder why they don't call. But don't have any insurance or money to pay for donating. Do I have to have money> God Bless to you both and have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

By: Lisa Beck

Sat, 19 Nov 2011 01:15:40 +0000

Romona, Thank you. I also hope you get the chance to donate someday. It truly is a great feeling. Lisa

By: Lisa Beck

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 23:10:59 +0000

Paula it is even easier now than it was over20 years ago. I don't think you even have to stay overnight. Thank you for staying on the donor list. It is a great thing. Lisa

By: Ramona

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 22:15:16 +0000

Wonderful story! I hope have the chance to donate someday and share the joy that you have!

By: Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 21:18:56 +0000

Wow. It is easier than I ever thought it would be. I've been on the donor list for quite some time-maybe since 1997. I've never been called and I do hope to be called someday. Thanks for sharing your personal donor experience.