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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