Monday, 31 March 2008

Looking at Alternatives

Although all of Eric's blood counts have now risen following chemo and 12 + days of Neupogen (growth factor), there are no stem cells available to collect.

The BMT team will now look at alternatives -- there is more than one way to get stem cells.

If you or someone you know has ever considered registering with the National Bone Marrow Registry (USA) or OneMatch (Canada), please do so.

While we don't know yet if Eric will need a donor (we do know that his siblings are not a match), these past months have given us a whole new awareness of the importance of our bone marrow registries. On any given day, the doctors of more than 6,000 children and adults are searching the NMDP Registry for a life-saving donor.

Please register. You could save a life.

2 comments:

Kendell said...

Hey Aunt Kathy, I'm in the registry if there's any chance that a cousin would be a match.
crossing my fingers for Eric.
xo
Kendell

Adrienne said...

OOOHHH, I was so hoping that Eric's stem cells would come back. I hope he's feeling well in the meantime. Big hugs, Alison (Adrienne's mom)