“Our Son Kellan was diagnosed with Diamond Blackfan Anemia when he was 6 months old. He first got sick when he was only a month and 2 days old. He was only hours away from heart failure, he had hemoglobin count of only 21, it should be over 110. He cant make any red blood cells of his own. He has been recieving regular blood transfusions every 4 weeks to keep him alive.
Apperently there are only 1000 reported cases world wide of this disease. Pretty rare I think. Steroids have not worked for him and now we have to make a decision to do a bone marrow transplant or let him stay on tranfusions for the rest of his life, both of these options come with many complications. So hug, kiss, and tell your kids that you love them as much as you can because we never know how long they will be with us.”
Its really not fair what happened to Justin, his lovely wife Kaylene and of course Kellan. So if you were a guy a like me just reading facebook status’s then what else could you do … what else then become a bone marrow donor!
How do you become a bone marrow donor?
Its pretty easy just follow this link and become a “One Match Donor”. the service is run by the Canadian blood services … the same people who take care of the blood banks. Once you have completed the registration a “home swab kit” will be mailed to your house. Do the swabs and send them back in a special envelope they give you.
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They call me Mr.
Swab case, swabs, labels … wheres the candy ?
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Wondering what does it look like when you donate bone marrow/stem cells?
So ya click the link and help save a life … ya fucker!