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Review for Gift of Life Marrow Registry, Boca Raton, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

4 years after getting on the registry I was notified by Gift of Life of being a potential match for a woman with Leukemia. A few tests later I was ready to get a physical to make sure I was healthy enough to donate. After a pretty thorough once over it was time to donate stem cells. The process was fairly straightforward with an explanation of how things work and what to expect. I was taken care of very well. After the donation we talked about the future and the recipient (a 38 year old female Jane Doe). There were a multiple of things that could happen and we prayed for the best. After 5 months we heard that the graph took and she was on her way to recovery. After a year I had to opportunity to find out her identity and then got a chance to meet her. This was such an emotional experience for both of us and all involved.I consider her family now and look forward to outings in the future as she lives about 500 miles away in Canada. We have kept in touch via mail and social media. Gift of life deserves so much credit for making this happen. They are a very organized operation and I can't say enough good things about their professional people who should be very proud of what they do. Never once in my experience did I feel uninformed or nervous about any of the processes they had me involved in.

Role:  Donor