Bound by Blood: Girl’s diary records experience of donating stem cells

“On May 2nd, I received a call from the provincial Marrow Donor Program, informing me that the blood of a 15-year-old boy and mine have been successfully matched. From Sept. 9th to 11th, I had eight injections. My arms felt like they were turning into a hornet’s nest. But I’m pretty used to it and feel a little uncomfortable if there’s no injection waiting for me.”

Those are some of the contents in the diary written by the brave donor, Xu Aifei, a girl from east China’s Zhejiang Province. Xu said she was really surprised when she first received the phone call, because of the tiny probability of a perfect match.

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