Got Bone Marrow?

I received the following email, and I have confirmed that they are presently in need of a donor. The needy patient is merely 14 - and that's too young for her to leave this world.

If you are willing to take a blood test and is not a carrier of infectious diseases, the blood tests can be conducted eitherduring 8-9 am or 4-5 pm from monday to friday. The place to conduct the test is SGH Block 7 Level 2 Haemaeology Centre.

Call Enkai at 90120203.

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Dear Wendy, I saw your blog being featured in newspaper recently and it boasts that you have over 4000 viewers daily.

A friend of mine has a young cousin who is suffering from leukemia. It is in a critical stage and the only way to save her is through a relatively harmless bone marrow transplant. Even though the national bone marrow institute hasfound a suitable donor for her, the person isstationed overseas and doesn't want to come back. Sadly, such injustice is rampant in our world today.

The reason why I'm writing to you is the hope that you can illuminate the plight of my friend's cousin. She is only 14 this year and if her life is taken from her, she'll never have the chance to experience what life has to offer. She'll never be able to hold her bf's hand or to perhaps even marry one that she loves. The worst is that her parents would lose their child to someone who turn his/her blindeye to her tragedy.

The letter that my friend emailed me is as follows...

Dear all,
My cousin, a lovely young girl who is only 14 years old, has been diagnosed to be in the critical stages of leukemia(blood cancer). Her situation has taken a turn for the worse and she has been down with fever ever since last wednesday, due to a severly weakened immune system which is unable to cope with any viruses or illness.

Previously we had managed to find asuitable donor. However the donor, who is stationed overseas at this present moment, has repeatedly turned down the pleas to return. Hence i would like to appealto all of you to save a young life. Chances of finding a suitable bone marrow donor is very slim but we are not taking any chances.

Its not a lot of hassle really; we just need donors to undergo a simple blood test at NUH or SGH.

Interested donors do contact me at 90120203or reply to my email. Time is really running short. To my friends and others, do help me to spread this mail around as soon as possible. Thanks and i really really appreciate it!

Enkai

Therefore, I beseech you to help by posting his letter in your blog and urge your viewers to spread the news among their friends too. The gift of life is perhaps the most endearing and precious to give to a fellow human being.

Yours Sincerely,
Andrew Yang

Comments

lotise said…
I remember giving a pint of blood to be in the bone marrow donor database like 5 years ago. Is it still a need to go take a blood test directly at the hospital?
Ee said…
willing to go for the blood test and be committed takes alot of courage ... I think doing the blood test is easy, the difficult part is when u are a matched donor. Firstly you have to self inject a kind of medicine for seven days. Ohya also need to do a bone marrow aspiration, that means take some bone marrow from your back to check (this is easy can opt to sleep so feel no pain) Then for the collection of the bone marrow is also not a walk in the park. A port has to be inserted through the thigh (mini-op). Collections takes abt 2-4days ...

want to know more? can go to my blog www.shanicetan.blogspot.com for feb 04/mar 04. I guess I am lucky, my bro's marrow was a matched for me. and siblings matched is only 25% chance. I, myself also went through the bone marrow extraction, as compared to my other treatment it is much much easier but to a normal person, this might not be easy.

It is cruel for the family to know that there is a match out there and that person is not willing to come back. So when you decide to donate, pls be committed to the idea. Remember you are giving someone else a chance to live "again".
Unknown said…
XiaXue will be featured in tomorrow's Sunday Times..
Do read it..

http://icyboy85.blogspot.com
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Psycho Diva said…
One would think that such an innocent and unoffensive, even charitable post as this one would not garner any negative response. Well, i guess some people just have a problem with everything eh?

Think someone here should go flush his head in the toilet, and it ain't Xiaxue. I'm just saying.
Xiaxue said…
lol PsychoDiva ... True enough. Bu yao guan ta, he just wants attention. Childish. Don't give it to him.

^5!

Gonna delete all his comments.
Ellen said…
What is the legal age for people to donate their bone marrow/blood? I think I'm underaged. My teacher is an adult, but she can't donate blood 'cause the people there said that she was too small and petite. True, she's shorter than me and I'm roughly 156 cm.
`nic.ethan said…
uh.. wouldn`t an IC help?
Chewbacca said…
Oh, shit, you're one fucking hot bitch.

I wanna shove my dick into your mouth.
I wanna shove my dick between your little tits.
I wanna shove my dick into your cunt.
I wanna shove my dick into your asshole.

Then I wanna cum all over you.
Audrey said…
omg...wendy, i tink u got perverts hot on ur heels...

anyway, u have to be physically fit to be able to donate. if you are underweight, overweight, have high or low blood pressure or menstrating, u cannot donate.
Cos i tried donating once but they told me that there r certain requirements.
Gum said…
Sigh. Can we get the Pervert outta here?
Sarah Mei Lyana said…
OH MY GOD, I LOVE YOU!!

I've loved you since tht post abt tht pink stuffed toy named herpes which made me snort with laughter in the dead of night!

I've loved you since tht post abt defending singapore cos i love s'pore!

and i love you cos u're a damn good blogger n u actually have a gd enough heart to publish this post! kudos!

and considering i am a girl, u should be pretty alarmed. ;p
starkops said…
hmmm... they didn't state the blood type in the letter/e-mail. Think that's important, no?
JMC said…
hmmm a word of caution to perverts out there and bastards that has no respect for womans.. i wonder if he ever even respects his own mom or sister.. probly peep at them while they are taking a shower anyways .. this is a warning to you ..... any comments via internet that is deemed to be malicious and treatens the subject.. can be traced and the court can persecute you and hopefully lock your sorry ass in jail... o in any even that you are trying to be smart know that the authorities can and would be happy to bust your arse and send you to jail ... making you an example to the rest... so go ahead and post another brainless comment and be assured that when the subject repeorts to the authorities that you are harassing her they would be more them happy to harass you back!!!!!
Ee said…
blood type is not important in a bone marrow transplant match ... I am a AB+ but my brother is a A+, but half year after the transplant my bloodtype will change to A+... It is largely dependent on the HLA antigen match (very cheam, i also dun understand it very well)
Xiaxue said…
Yup blood type doesn't matter. But age and size does. I want to go for the test but I am below 50 kg. Anyone below 18 years is not allowed too.

(p/s: I am judging from blood donations.)
Neo said…
0408151310;
Audrey said…
HLA antigen is the protein that the bone marrow produces. this protein is the immune system. if it doesn't match and ur body rejects it,u will have self-immune attck, meaaning ur immune system will attack ur own body...
tt's y the match is impt or cos a mismatch will result in ur body being attacked by the new blood cells

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