Bone marrow is a blood-like substance found inside our bones. It’s important because of its role in making all kinds of blood cells: red blood cells that carry oxygen, white blood cells that fight infections and platelets that help blood clot.
To mark Daffodil Month and to raise awareness among the community about this disease that touches so many children, we’ve prepared this dossier with articles, stories and resources to help parents help their children cope with the disease.
Making the decision to donate your organs and tissue is a very important and generous gift. Children who have undergone organ transplantation get a very special second chance to lead healthy and productive lives, allowing them to return to their friends, families and communities.
Most people have likely considered donating an organ but trying to separate fact from fiction about organ donation can cause people to put off their decision for another day.