Donor

Everywhere, within bones in healthy bodies

Blood is being made.

 

Someone makes the decision to donate, takes the time and trouble,

Walks, drives, cycles to blood bus, blood drive, blood bank -

Looks the other way when the needle pricks, accepts a little dizziness

Rising from the chair, takes a moment to recover.

 

Somewhere out there someone makes the choice to tick a box,

Becomes a bone marrow donor, hardly knowing what it means

Takes the time and trouble, ignores a little fear, a tingle of anxiety in ilium bones,

Hopes, perhaps, to make a difference to someone, somewhere.

 

Right here, right now, I thank you,

You saved my son’s life.

Nyborg 2016

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