Poll: Would you do it?
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#1
Ok, so Nergal of Behemoth fame apparently has Leukemia. Which I'm sure saddens all us metal fans, me included.

Anyway, my friend is getting himself tested to see if he can donate his bone marrow to Nergal to help him get better (there is a whole thing on facebook about this) Since apparently he needs it.

Now what gets to me is, why is he donating his bone marrow to this guy. Sure he loves Behemoth a lot (and I do mean A LOT) but is this really worth it. He's met him a couple of times at concerts but other than that, he's just a fan.

Does this really seem worth it to you guys? Giving your own bone marrow to a member of a band you love that despite that you hardly know. I don't know, to me it doesn't really sound good.

If it was me, I would only do it to someone i REALLY and I do mean REALLY love, like say, a wife or close family member or friend. Being a member of a band I love doesn't really cut it for me. I mean I don't really know him other than him being in the band. Though if my close friend was in a band I'd probably do it.

So what I'm asking pit is would you do it? Would you give your bone marrow (or something similar, say blood or a kidney) to a member of a band that you are just a fan of, even if you know them well or not is it really worth it?

I don't know, to me it isn't, but what do you guys think?
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#2
No, what happens if the next day a close friends needs it and I can't give it to him?

EDIT: I have no idea what I just said.
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waiting to see the amount of pain your friend will be in
there arent enough anesthetics to help you with removal of bone marrow without killin ya.
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Don't you have to be genetically similar to someone in order to do that?


yeah that's another reason I wouldn't do it.

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to the guy above me, yes I know
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#8
It depends. I don't like Behemoth at all, so I wouldn't do it for Nergal, but if a member of one of my favorite bands did, I might think about it.
#9
My friend died of leukemia, which is why I'm planning on this:

There's a bone marrow registry in North America, I intend to become a part of it. I'm just not old enough yet.
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#10
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My friend died of leukemia, which is why I'm planning on this:

There's a bone marrow registry in North America, I intend to become a part of it. I'm just not old enough yet.


that's very noble of you. Good luck with that man
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#11
As long as they aren't a total twat I wouldn't have a problem with giving blood to someone I don't know personally but bone marrow or a kidney is a different story.
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#12
Thanks dude. It's just a blood test, and then they have your DNA and shit on file so if someone is close enough to you genetically, you can help them out.
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#13
He's doing something amazing. So don't doubt him.

There's maybe 5-10 people I'd do that for, and only one of them is famous.
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It's good, but lots of people need the same thing, it seems abit shit that one guy is getting all the attention cus he's in a famous band yet there are loads of people who need it too :/


At least Nergal's bringing attention to the cause..
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#16
people donate for random strangers plus its not like a kidney thats gone for ever. Marrow replenishes in a few weeks.
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#17
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Don't you have to be genetically similar to someone in order to do that?


not necessarily.

being related to the person you're donating to certainly increases the chance of your bone marrow being the same or very similar but you don't HAVE to be related in order to donate.

i believe there are 6 receptor points or something like that need to match in both people in order for the bone marrow to be accepted by the body. even if only 5 or 4 of these receptors match, the bone marrow may still be donated/accepted but there's a much lower chance and you risk death.

even if a member of a band i happen to love very much, like Rush for instance, had a member who need a bone marrow transplant, i don't think i'd do it. i love my music and i feel strongly tied to it, but not enough to partake in a very painful test in the off chance my marrow will be good enough.

EDIT: to mudmen, my bad i thought you wrote "related to" for some stupid reason which is why i went into my little explanation...apparently i can't read properly. yes, you need to be genetically similar.
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#18
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people donate for random strangers plus its not like a kidney thats gone for ever. Marrow replenishes in a few weeks.

Indeed. It's not like you can only give marrow once.

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#22
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it grows back. it's his marrow, let him do what he wants.


He has Leukemia man, that's not really helping him right now.

He needs it to survive
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#23
I was talking about your friend.

unless your friend has leukemia, in which case he shouldn't be donating his marrow to anyone.
#24
No but I'm listed as an organ donor on my drivers license so if I were to drop dead then some lucky people would get my organs. Its very unlikely they'd go to my favorite bands though.
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I was talking about your friend.

unless your friend has leukemia, in which case he shouldn't be donating his marrow to anyone.


ohh, yeah I'm not stopping him but still... just got me thinking is all

and he is totally fine
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#26
poor adam

they're posting all over facebook to look for someone to donate. he was basically in denial about it up until this point and no it's resisting chemo. his wife already tried to give but it didn't match and yeah she's smokin', all polish women are.
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#27
I might do it. Not for necessarily for Nergal himself, but some other guy I like a lot.
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#28
I doubt I'd do it for anyone I didn't know very well. For a good friend or family member I would, but otherwise I probably wouldn't.
#29
Not for Nergal, but maybe for some of my favourite famous people.

Your friend should gof or it though, if Nergal seems like a cool enough guy - I wouldn't know, I haven't met him. The process apparently isn't apparently too painful anymore, but the recovery sound like it could suck a little even though it isn't too long.
#30
I said no, but honestly now that I think about it I probably would. Not even just for Nergal - I'm suddenly very interested in that bone marrow donation registry someone mentioned on the first page. That said if Hendrix were still alive and he had leukemia, I'd do it pretty much instantly.
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#31
Donate blood - Yes.
Donate marrow - no fucking way.
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#32
Since bone marrow grows back, I would. Saving a life feels good.
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I wouldn't even give away my bone marrow to my friends, because I think your DNA has to be similar, doesn't it?
(If it helped, I would do it for my best friend, but not for an artist I'm fond of)

You have to have the same tissue type, relatives are most likely, but most people don't have relatives with the correct type. They don't ask you to donate unless there's a match.

You seriously wouldn't give it to your friends (or anyone) despite the fact that it could save their life, just because it's a bit painful?
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#35
I don't think we should look upon this as 'helping Nergal', we should look upon this at 'helping another human being'
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#36
Doesn't bone marrow grow back? If it does, I'd donate it anyone who needed it.
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#37
Having bone marrow extracted is one of the most painful procedures a human being can endure no, I wouldn't, at least not right away. Does he have a Mr. and Mrs. Nergal? Or Behemoth brothers? I just think there are closer people to him than me that should probably step up before I have to.

Then, maybe I'd think about it. But I don't even listen to Behemoth. If we're talking about helping another human being, millions of people have leukemia. I'm sure Nergal won't be short of people to help him. I'd rather help someone who was on their own.
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#38
I had to get bone marrow extracted when I was like 3 and I remember how much it hurt and I would never get it done again if I had a choice
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You have to have the same tissue type, relatives are most likely, but most people don't have relatives with the correct type. They don't ask you to donate unless there's a match.

You seriously wouldn't give it to your friends (or anyone) despite the fact that it could save their life, just because it's a bit painful?


I'm saying, that I don't really know if it would help.
If there is no match, there is no point in doing it, so I wouldn't do it then.
If there was (even the slightest) chance it helped, I would most certainly do it, because after all, saving a life is not bad :p
and bone marrow grows back.
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