My experience report
When I was 18 years old, I decided to let me register with DKMS. As I came up with this idea, I do not know. I think I've learned from the DKMS on the news. Detailed information of DKMS I got myself out of the Internet. At that time I had the money, unfortunately, can not be typified to me. This was in 2005.
In 2008 I found a flyer in my mailbox. In my place for a typing action leukemia patients was sought. On the flyer Phone numbers specify three were among those you should register. I called one of the numbers and was the daughter of the patient on the phone. She was very happy that I am willing to help a young person said. We met in a parking lot and then drove a rented bus to BrÃ¼hl. There were so many people who were willing to typify himself. I had to classify into a snake. When it was my turn, I had to show my identity card and fill out some applications. After all that had happened, I kept going to a doctor, reduced some of my blood. Then I heard about the DKMS for a while about nothing, to contain a few letters, and pins that my donor card.
On 12 July 2011 I came home from work. On my desk was a letter from the DKMS. It was a brown Din A5 envelope. I thought it was re-advertising the DKMS. After I had opened the letter, I knew I was wrong. The letter contained the letter which includes the message that I typed to confirm to my family doctor, since I was a patient on the shortlist as a potential stem cell donors. I should call a phone number. In addition, the letter was a list of questions about possible pre-existing conditions, I had to fill out. After I had talked with the lady of the DKMS, I got a letter three days later, also from the DKMS. I had on 19 July 2011 to confirm typing to my family doctor. And then wait it said.
In between time I moved from Sinzig to Walsrode. On 24 August 2011, I got you message that I am needed as a donor. I had at 5 September 2011 after preliminary investigation of Hameln. I was really excited because I did not know what came to me. The stem cell donation was for 26 September and 27 Steptember 2011 set. After running the preliminary investigation which I got with the syringes. Before that I was most afraid of. Since I myself can not put syringes, the social station of the Red Cross was asked to show up in the morning and evening with me and put me on the syringes.
On 22 September 2011 came to new employees of the Clock in the morning welfare center. Half an hour after my first shot was set, I got the first symptoms. Not only that, the injection site was reddened and burned, now came even to the pain in the pelvis. With every day that I have been spraying the set, I felt worse. I had pain in the pelvis, spine, in the head. For this I got the flu too.
On Monday the 26th September 2011, I had to be at the clinic in the morning so I could get the last three injections at 6.00 clock. After that I went back to the hotel for breakfast. At half past eight, I should return to the clinic. Then I was four hours a Aphareseparat. After the donation, the doctor told me that in my blood 3 times more stem cells goods as were needed, but that was okay.
When I returned to my hotel room, I shouted at the DKMS to learn about, to whom was my donation. She went to an American. She was at the time 36 years old and we have correspondence.
In January 2012, I got a call from the DKMS. My twin had suffered a relapse. Almost 2 weeks ago a friend called and told me that her twin had died. The news that my twin suffered a relapse, threw me completely off track, but I was willing to help again. In mid-February 2012, I had again to Hameln. This time it took me too but not before spraying, since they needed only immune cells. So I had another 4 hours in the hospital at Aphareseapparat.
Today it is my twin well. We have now even closer correspondence. Unfortunately, the anonymity of their time is extended by relapse by one year, but this time we are too.