After losing my best friend to sickle cell disease when I was 16, I signed up to become a bone marrow donor – and saved a
Are you signed up to be a bone marrow donor
I don’t want my disease to define me.
A year and a half later, I haven't heard how my bone-marrow recipient is doing. Delete Blood Cancer hasn't come back to me asking for another bone marrow donation, so I'm hoping that's a good thing and that she's doing great. But if they do call me back, whether it's for her or someone else, I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
"Her leukemia was so aggressive that such a response is almost a miracle."
Then, in February, my heart fails. With my arsenal emptied, I have absolutely nothing left to give. When Great Trees Fall
I wouldn't have picked getting a cancer diagnosis in the summer of 2013 but I'm allowing this ongoing challenge to be an opportunity for personal growth; working on healing my body, mind and spirit.
At my first doctor appointment, my OBGYN brought up the topic and initially, my husband and I thought it was a no-brainer. However, as time progressed, I became curious and slightly skeptical.
The fact is, most people know very little about the bone marrow donation process, and quite often, have outdated or inaccurate ideas about how it works.
Matt Lampson, a goalkeeper for the Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer, joins us to discuss being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma as a teenager and how it changed the way he played soccer.