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Recipient Messages

Thank you, donor

Recipients of blood stem cell transplants are incredibly grateful to their donors. This is an anonymous message wall where recipients can write notes, letters, poems, lyrics, limericks and more, to express their gratitude for your generosity and commitment to donating.

It was such a shock to...

June 6, 2022
It was such a shock to discover I had leukaemia. I had considered myself a healthy person. After chemo treatments it was found that it wasn’t enough to survive. I would need a transplant. My medical team would offer me that hope for the future. It was a very difficult process to endure. But how grateful I was that a lady would put herself out at a particularly busy time of year to offer me another chance of life. I did send a letter to this wonderful person in my gratitude. The wonderful care I received in hospital from both the doctors and nurses was memorable. There have been some challengers to my health since the transplant but they have been overcome and now I feel well and quite strong with no obvious side effects seven years from the transplant. I am on a chemo tablet – 4 a day which hopefully will keep what I believe are extra medullary lumps away.
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Dear Donor I will nev...

June 3, 2022
Dear Donor I will never be able to thank you enough for what you have done for me.. I realise it may have taken time out of your life and been inconvenient however your sacrifice has given me a second chance of life, I have a wife and family who I thought I would be leaving but because of you we have the opportunity to spend many more joyful experiences together. You have inspired some of my friends to join the bone marrow register because they’ve seen how your selflessness has changed my outcome and they hope they can do the same for others I want to thank you for what you have done for me and my family Forever grateful Recipient
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I was fortunate enough...

June 3, 2022
I was fortunate enough to know my stem cell donor and I will forever be grateful to them. They essentially saved my life and there is nothing in this world that can every give enough thanks for that.
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Contacting your recipient

Depending where the recipient is from and if they want to, donors may anonymously contact their recipient by writing to them. All correspondence is checked to ensure the following are met:

  • There are no identifying details. If any potential identifiers are included, these details will be removed before forwarding on the correspondence
  • Gifts should be limited to cards rather than items of monetary value
  • Gifts of cash cannot be accepted under any circumstances
  • Correspondence should not include any assumptions about religious or political views

If you have donated and would like to write an anonymous card or letter to your recipient, you can send it to us via email donors@strengthtogive.org.au or by mail to the address below:

ABMDR
PO Box K358
Haymarket NSW 1240

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