Yesterday I got an amazing early Christmas present. My donation coordinator called on the 23rd with great news:
- The patient’s body accepted the transplant and it’s working.
- The patient has been home from the hospital for 2 weeks now.
- The recovery is going as well as expected.
This is really the best I’d hoped and prayed for. The only thing that could be better, I guess, would be if the patient were recovering even better than expected.
So I am feeling very merry this Christmas and I wish the same to you and yours!
And if you’d like to join the National Marrow Donor Program registry you can sign up online and they’ll mail you a kit for a simple cheek swab. It’s that easy to get involved (though it’s not easy to donate, but incredibly worthwhile).