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School to hold bone marrow/stem cell drive

Original post made on Mar 14, 2011

Seventh grader Nicolas "Nico" Poux has spent half his life battling acute lymphomatic leukemia with courses of chemotherapy, with only a brief remission. On March 17, the International School of the Peninsula and Asian American Donor Program will hold a drive to help him, and other patients who require a marrow transplant, find a suitable match.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 14, 2011, 11:24 AM

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Posted by George, a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 14, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Italy has a great DONOR law. EVERYONE is considered a donor upon death, and only if one OPTS OUT do they not take appropriate organs... great idea.

I tried to join the Morrow donors a few years ago and was told that they don't let you give or test if you are over a certain age, perhaps 65 or so... What a waste.. I have asked Doctors why that is so and there is no good reason. Perhaps someone reading this could check it out ??? I'd love to test for it, and I'm 74 and healthy.


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