On why I choose to refer to those who help fund my film as “Donors”…

Admittedly, with these newfangled campaign funding sites such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter, where they have their “Backers” or “FUNders” or whatever else they call those who give money to a money-raising campaign, me referring to my supporters as “Donors” seems a bit anachronistic.

However, there is a very important reason as to why I do.

It is, perhaps, a term the most near and dear to my heart…

For, it wasn’t a “Backer” who was willing to sacrifice her time, effort, and self for someone she didn’t even know…

It wasn’t a “Backer” who had to take off work, find her way to the hospital, prepare herself mentally for an operation, sign all the forms, wear the silly patient outfit…

It wasn’t a “Backer” who had to endure the days of pain and discomfort caused by the operation…

And it wasn’t a “Backer” who blessed me with her bone marrow.

She was a Donor.

A Bone Marrow Donor.

And she saved my life.
 

Please consider becoming such a selfless and life-giving Donor as is mine.


 

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About Kurt Brindley

He is tall but he hopes to accomplish more in life than just that...
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7 Responses to On why I choose to refer to those who help fund my film as “Donors”…

  1. sanseilife says:

    Blood donors, platelet donors, and bone marrow donors. We are here for you.

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  2. wscottling says:

    I used to donate blood every year. I can’t anymore… they turned me away the last two times I tried. For the life of me, I can’t remember why. >_< I believe it has something to do with the medications I take, but I honestly don't remember.

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    • Could be. Seems those requirements change occasionally based upon latest research. You should check to see if you’re able to donate bone marrow. It is as simple as a cheek swab.

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  3. Well said! As the spouse of a BMT recipient I echo your statement. Although she is still fighting to survive GvHD, without her donor she wouldn’t be here to fight.

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    • I’m sorry to hear she’s having a tough time with the cursed GVHD. If you think she’d like a copy of HOW NOT TO DIE, please email me your mailing address via my contact page and I’ll mail one out to her. Or, I could just email an electric copy if an ebook is better. If you prefer not, I understand. She’ll be in my prayers, regardless… as will you as her caregiver and biggest supporter, theycallmebetty.

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  4. Alli Farkas says:

    Signed up 20 years ago. Haven’t been needed yet…

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