Thursday, February 18, 2010

perfect match series: an open ending

Just a short post here... and my last one (for a while, maybe?) on my bone marrow donor experience.

Two days ago I got a letter in the mail stating that while I was determined a match for the patient, he or she is not able to receive a transplant at this point. I hope this is because he or she is doing well, but I fear the opposite is true.

This experience has taught me to be selfless; to ponder and to take lessons from helping others in a way I never thought possible. At this point my name (and updated information) will be added back in the pile. Now that they know more about me there is more of a likelihood I will be matched to someone. They also might contact me if the patient is ready to receive a transplant in the future.

Until then that is the end of that.


Ms. M said...

Thanks for the update.

Lets hope and pray that the patient has gotten better or found a different match.

Regardless, I learned a lot from your experience.

TudorCity Girl said...

Wow- we have all learned a lot from your experience. It is so nice to read a blog from someone so selfless. You inspire me.
I hope and pray that patient is recovered.
You are inspiring.