You know, if you pick up any newspaper,watch any TV news or listen to local or national radio, it seems like not a week goes by when there is not at least one person pleading for bone marrow donors to come forward.
Maybe it's because i am "in the club" as it were due to my own Leukaemia diagnosis, but I can't help but feel compelled to try and do something constructive to assist in these appeals. It is to that end that i spoke to staff at the Anthony Nolan Trust earlier this week, offering to try and recruit potential donors by way of using Scarlet (the car) and her trailer to spread the word to people and try and educate,inform and dispel misconceptions about what being a marrow donor involves.
One day, hopefully not so far away, there will be no need to make appeals, and bone marrow donation will be as commonplace as a blood transfusion.That day needs to be sooner rather than later, to avoid the human lottery that we currently have.
The Donors Prayer
A part of me I give to you
so you can start your life anew
a chance to live your life again
to free yourself from fear and pain
to lift your spirit and faith renew
this gift of life from me to you
"Every passing minute,is another chance to turn it all around" Vanilla Sky (Film 2001)
"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)