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Bill Carroll of CFRB1010 interviews Dave Hyland

Fewer than 30 per cent of patients who need stem cell transplants find a compatible donor within their own families.

The procedure usually lasts from 45-90 minutes using a hollow needle to withdraw liquid marrow.

Most donors are back to their normal routine in a few days.

Blood and stem cells from your bone marrow are replenished within six weeks.

To register with One Match, all it takes is one swab of your mouth! onematch.ca Registry can be done online 24/7.

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Everyday doctors turn to national and international Stem Cell and Bone Marrow databases. The more people in these databases, the greater the chance of a match. Canada's is The Canadian Blood Services "One Match".

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For a list of all International Bone Marrow Registries worldwide, please click below:

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Ryan our only son who is 3 was always a child who loved to play, he was always on the go and very rambunctious. He also was a child who got sicker than most, if his sister got a cold, Ryan would get a fever and an infection, he sweat a lot and his eyes always seemed tired.

We started noticing that he was drinking more than usual and eating less than usual and started to ask to be carried all the time, we asked him why and he just said he was tired.

On November 14, I picked him up from daycare and he had a rash on his arm and a bruise on his tummy.  It was then that I decided that I had to take him to his family doctor. I was told that he looked pale and his spleen and liver were enlarged. more


However the fight is not over! Around the world, people and families struggle to find matches for their loved ones, so please, donate to your local bone marrow registry. For us there is still plenty of risk and a long, long road to recovery.

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