Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

2.01.2006

My hero

He doesn't wear a cape (although he has been known to leap over things to rescue small children).
He doesn't have superspeed (although he has ran quickly to scoop up injured children).
He can't see through walls (although he has figured out what children are doing surrepticiously in the other room).
And, he can't he can't fly (but he does drive really fast).

No, he is none of the the things. But, once again, he is being called on as a potential lifesaver.

You see, long before I met him, Army of Dad signed up as part of the National Marrow Donor Program. The National Marrow Donor Program facilitates unrelated stem cell transplants for patients with life-threatening blood diseases who do not have a matching donor in their families. The NMDP provides a single point of access for all source of blood stem cells used in transplantation: marrow, peripheral blood and umbilical cord blood. The Registry is able to search its own database and provide physicians with information on multiple stem cell sources for life saving transplants.

Once before, he was called on because he was a preliminary match for a patient. That time, he didn't match precisely. But, he has been called on once again to give blood to see if he is a match. I admire him so much for this.

He could save someone's life and that is beautiful. You could be a hero, too. Here's how to be a donor, too.

2 Comments:

  • At 7:58 PM, February 01, 2006, Anonymous Mo said…

    (Applauds AoD)
    Thanks for the reminder, AoM. I'm hanging my head in shame, because hubby and I did the apheresis a couple of times, but it was way too long ago. I still do regular whole blood donations, but was rejected a couple months ago due to low iron. Drat! Last time that happened was in the mid-80s when I was crazy-dieting :-/
    So I've been upping my spinach (I already take vitamins with iron) and hope that will make me acceptable again, soon. I'm lucky that to have a regular bloodmobile where I work.

     
  • At 12:16 PM, February 02, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Well, you go Mo. Eat that spinach. Yuck. Ptooey! You're a better girl than me.

     

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