מחבר: אוראל אלחדד
Corporal Burke Glantz received few chances get her to save another person’s life. Two months ago he received a call from “orchot, where he was told that he was suitable to donate bone marrow to a cancer patient. He was told that if you agree to continue the process, you can save the patient’s life. For cpl. Glantz, a missile ship ins Eilat, there was no deliberation. “Once conducted more tests and found that there are 100% mismatch between the patient, there was no doubt that I could make a difference,” recalled. Two months later found himself cpl. Glantz at Tel Hashomer Hospital, hooked up to a machine that filters their bone marrow cells from the bloodstream. Thus, added to his list of achievements saved lives.
Life in the malignant or autoimmune disease may be saved thanks to a bone marrow donation. The real challenge is finding a suitable donor, since great contribution to ensure that the body needs the highest match between the donor and the recipient. For this purpose the donor pool of potential bone marrow Association ‘ the total score snap over 801,000 potential donors. Thanks to the database, perform until today, transplants 2,069 As of August 2005 opened position in the chain of haiolle in Koh which is offered to all new soldier join to reservoir. In its decision, since joined already store 376,274.
The donation process is divided into several stages. First, he throws a preparation designed to encourage stem cell growth and releasing them into the bloodstream. The second stage is the contribution which lasted several hours during which filters the blood using a special device, isolated bone marrow cells and those moved shortly thereafter to the patient through an infusion. “Sometimes there’s a feeling of pain and discomfort, but it’s dwarfed by thinking about why I’m sitting here right now,” explained corporal Glantz. “Every step of the way to support and encouragement from friends and family about my decision, but it was clear to me, if I can save lives, of course I will,” he added.
“I cannot express in words how important it is to join the pool of potential donors and to donate bone marrow if is appropriate,” said cpl. Glantz. “Only a quarter of the people who found a match on the process, this must grow. It’s a great honor and a privilege to save lives. I read who’s giving a sample and join to reservoir, who knows, maybe in a year, you get to save a life “.Translated from Navy website