25 year old male

While I was reading through the visit summary notes from George’s visit with the nurse practitioner last Tuesday, something caught my eye…a bit of information we have been trying to get our hands on since a bone marrow donor was found for George’s transplant. That is, the donor’s sex and age – two things that we had been told would be the maximum amount of information we could know about George’s donor for at least the first year or two. We had asked several doctors, PAs and NPs at the hospital for that information and they would always say they would “see what they could find out for us.” We never heard back.

But as I was skimming the notes, my eyes landed on something…something that made me stop skimming and expand the screen so I could be sure of what I was seeing…

And there it was…in black and white…

Donor: Blood type: O+. Age: 25. Sex: M HLA: 10/10 (perfect match!)

It probably doesn’t seem like a big deal to most people, because it’s not that much information. But for us…we have so many feelings of gratitude and wonder…of respect for this human being for donating his marrow to a complete stranger, for potentially saving George’s life. It is a piece of a puzzle that makes up the image we have in our minds of George’s donor..and that image looks like…

George’s donor is a Super Hero in our eyes

Some day we may be able to meet our hero…if he wants! That will be an amazing day indeed. And there won’t be adequate words to convey our gratitude and respect.

7 responses to “25 year old male”

  1. So awesome ! Would you consider posting something about the donor registry on your Facebook page so that your fans (umm…friends & family) can re-share ??

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  2. trinchen87e4efd3e4b1 Avatar

    I bet the donor would be ecstatic about seeing how what he did saved another human being!

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  3. Andrew’s is a 25 year old male also! O positive wouldn’t it be crazy if it was the same donor! We wrote a card to him and not sure if we will get anything back

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    1. I know! I told my husband, George that Andrew’s donor was also a 25 year old male..& wouldn’t it be amazing if it was the same donor? Didn’t realize the blood type was the same! Wow! They won’t tell us any more info on our donor…they did say they get a lot from Germany!


      1. I don’t think Andrew’s was from across seas as it was fresh and not frozen and the patient started meds to prep the Friday before and he got the transplant 6 days later….

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      2. Ahhh….George’s was frozen. Oh, well…still brethren of the shared experience!


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