Donating bone marrow from my hip

Donating bone marrow from my hip

Stewart explains what it was like to donate his bone marrow to a paediatric patient About 13-14 years ago I went in to give blood at the Red Cross blood bank but due to a recent tattoo I wasn’t allowed to. I was asked if I would consider going on the registry,...
Chloe’s journey donating by PBSC

Chloe’s journey donating by PBSC

I first found out about Strength to Give in my local Blood Donation Centre while attending my usual blood/plasma donation appointment. There was a poster displayed on the wall, and I asked my nurse about the organisation. I wanted to join the Australian Bone Marrow...
Nicola’s experience injecting G-CSF

Nicola’s experience injecting G-CSF

I joined Strength to Give after my sister, who is a doctor, signed up when she was doing a blood donation and encouraged me to do the same. It seemed like a pretty easy thing to do and had the potential to help someone that really needed it, with very little effort on...
Callum’s inspiration to donate blood stem cells

Callum’s inspiration to donate blood stem cells

My Dad was diagnosed with a type of blood cancer which meant he needed a blood stem cell transplant in order to treat his condition. I felt pretty helpless during the process to find a suitable donor. I desperately wanted to help my Dad but sadly I wasn’t found to be...