|Blood & Marrow August 2018 Vol 2.8
Without the organ donor, there is no W story, no hope, no transplant. But when there is an organ donor, life springs from death, sorrow turns to hope and a terrible loss becomes a gift. Every year, nearly two third of the approximately 200,000 patients in need of a bone marrow transplant will not ﬁnd a marrow donor that matches within their families. You are a piece of puzzle of someone else’s life. You may never know where you ﬁt but others will ﬁll the holes in their lives with pieces of you. When you give marrow you give another birthday, another anniversary, another night under stars, another talk with a friend, another laugh, another hug, another chance… Be an organ donor.