Donor Update – 2/2/10

Email excerpt from my Bone Marrow Donor Coordinator:

Hello,
I emailed the information below to [Kurt’s doctors]; I am still hoping to find another match– but as of date we only have one.

Kurt Brindley MR # X-XXX-XX-XX:
has 2 haplo* sisters, 1 disparate** sister, 2 MUD [Matched Unrelated Donors] Mis- Matches and 1 MUD Match.

Sincerely,
[Bone Marrow Donor Coordinator]

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* When trying to match a sibling, a haplo match essentially means that she has only one of the tissue types contributed by either the mother or father. A haplo match is a half-match, so to speak, and may be used in a transplant if a full match cannot be found.

** When trying to match a sibling, a disparate match has neither of the tissue types contributed by either the mother or father. A disparate match cannot be used for a transplant.

The underlines for emphasis are mine.

Visit www.marrow.org for more information about the Bone Marrow Donor program.

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2 thoughts on “Donor Update – 2/2/10

  1. Emiko

    移植、その後の闘病、一つ一つ山を乗り越えて行ける様。一日一日を着実に歩んで行こうね。頑張れ!

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    1. Kurt

      Onei-chan,
      Thank you for your beautiful words of encouragement. With the help and support of family and friends, I’ve already got this disease beat. I’m just enjoying an extended vacation now. :)
      Love kurt

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