Courtney joined the bone marrow registry as an undergrad at Georgia Tech. It was a quick process, a swab to her cheek. Two years later, she found out she was the only match out of 13 million donors on the registry for a father in his 50’s who would otherwise die of leukemia.
Courtney underwent the simple two-hour procedure, which she described as easy as giving blood. The hardest part for Scott, was finding the words to say thank you to a stranger who saved his life..
The bone marrow donor system is the only way to beat the horrific disease of leukemia. The story of a dying man and a grad student half a world away, who gave ten minutes of her time as a donor, illustrates how easy it would be to successfully treat leukemia and other blood diseases if everyone registered as a bone marrow donor.
Go to www.marrow.org to sign-up to be a marrow donor.
Watch the video below, or read the story at 11-Alive Atlanta…
[EDITORS NOTE: I wrote this and thought it was published some months ago, but the publishing start date was wrong, so this was never added to GNN. Enjoy it now…]