would you give your sibling a second chance at life?

Australia
March 28, 2007 12:25am CST
i just read a story online about a father suffering from leukaemia whose sister is refusing to donate her bone marrow, despite being a perfect match. i'm sure that there is more to the story, but my question is, as a sibling, would you help? i know i would, despite the fact that i hardly ever get along with my brother, especially since the procedure is relatively simple for the donor. has anyone been a donor, or received a donation? what were your experiences? story link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/mews.html?in_article_id=4442
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• Philippines
28 Mar 07
I'll have no second thoughts on doing that, I love my family, from my parents, my sisters, to my nieces, I'll give my life for them if they need me to. I don't get along much with my older sister. She's done a lot of things that I really don't approve, but inspite of all the things she did, it won't change the fact that we came from the same womb and thus, we share the same blood. There was a time when my sister got hurt while playing basketball, I couldn't believe my reaction when the news reached me. I was at the other side of the campus playing volleyball at that time. I ran like hell without stopping until I found myself kneeling in front of the stretcher that carried her. I cried and held her hand and with aching heart, I beg her to gain back her consciousness and talk to me. At that moment, my sister looks so fragile and I can't help but think I'm willing to trade places with her, I just don't want to see her get hurt... Oh well, so much drama from me {*blush}... I guess you got my point, I'll do anything for my family.
• Australia
28 Mar 07
i feel very much the same way! :) by the way, here is the proper link to the story, i hope it works this time, as mylot doesn't let me paste any text! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news.html?in_article_id=444238&in_page_id=1770
• Australia
28 Mar 07
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=444238&in_page_id=1770
• United States
28 Mar 07
of course i would help! even if we had a big falling out and hadnt spoken for years and years...if i was a match then there wouldnt be any hesitation about my decision. a definate yes!! to any of my family for that matter!
• Australia
28 Mar 07
i agree! i am so amazed that there are people out there who would refuse to do it. i'd even help a stranger if i was a match!
@KissThis (3006)
• United States
29 Mar 07
No matter what any of my siblings have done to me If they nned my help I would give it to them without a second thought.I couldn't imagine how guilty I would feel if I didn't. I have never been a donor but I have heard that is more painful and riskier for the donor then the person recieving the donation.