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fernytickles
21st May 2008, 13:07
Hopefully this will help in Adrian's goal to spread the word about signing up to be a bone marrow donor....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7408752.stm

Doctors have given Adrian Sudbury months, and possibly just weeks to live - but he is determined to spend those helping others have a chance of life.

Adrian, 26, had a bone marrow transplant after his leukaemia was diagnosed and initially all seemed to be going well, but last week doctors gave him the devastating news that his cancer is back.

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Adrian's blog..

http://baldyblog.freshblogs.co.uk/2008/05/a_plea_for_more_bone_marrow_do.html

UniFoxOs
21st May 2008, 14:15
Wanted to offer myself as a potential donor when a friend needed it - nobody tells you that there is an age limit until you try. Bloody annoying.

UFO

airship
21st May 2008, 15:18
Yes, that BBC report caught my eye earlier on today too (I generally always consult the news before coming onto JB so that I'm relatively 'upto speed' with what's going on before willy-nilly getting 'into the thick of things' and posting responses that have hardly been thought out or required much 'reflection' - unlike most of our US buddies generally and their 'with us or against us' mentality)... :E

You read about someone like Adrian Sudbury (http://baldyblog.freshblogs.co.uk/) and the first thought from someone like myself who at 47 is more or less a complete failure (don't own my own house, don't have a wife, don't have kids, don't have a private pension etc.) is that he would be welcome to all my spare parts and then some, were it possible. Perhaps together, we would become a whole?! Apart from a few stray pudicats, noone would miss me. Adrian should have a full life ahead of him, but for what? Bad genes, increased susceptibility to some ailments? Next time, I'm coming back as a grasshopper, uhmmm, locust...seeking revenge. That'll teach you?! :confused:

PS. They wouldn't take my blood either when I tried to donate some about 10 years ago. You had to be French to donate any here...