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Showing Up — Pulse-Voices from the Heart of Medicine – Welcome to Pulse-Voices from the Heart of Medicine

Sarah Bigham Years ago, as I left my college dorm room, the posters caught my eye. Plastered everywhere, they announced a bone-marrow drive led by a fellow student in search of a match for his brother, diagnosed with cancer. A confirmed needlephobe, I’d recently fled a Red Cross blood drive at the mere thought of…

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A wonderful story which shows the importance of going outside our comfort zone and thinking of someone else first….

We can all make a difference…..

In Judaism, the body is not to be changed in anyway so tatoo’s are not allowed,  organ donation not allowed, and cremation for sure is not allowed….although I am Jewish and by choice as I converted 16 years ago, I have chosen to be an organ donor as to me, what greater mitzvah is there? When I am dead, I do not need my body or my organs and if they can help someone or many more-it is the greatest gift! I have signed the back of my driver’s license and am registered as an organ donor.

Bone marrow-same thing and good for the person in the story/article who chose to be a donor as you never know!