Happy Chanukah! Giving a gift of life…

Happy Chanukah to all my Jewish friends and family…
and to everyone else too!

Check out this amazing video from the Maccabeats, a Jewish accapella group, who along with beautiful singing, are promoting registering as a stem cell donor. Thanks to Ginnie for sending me this fab, perfectly-timed link.

I just wanted to post a quick reminder about the bone marrow/stem cell registration event to anyone who may be in Nottingham…

Tuesday 11 December
between 9:00 and 17:00
(that’s 5pm)
Room B139
Medical School, Queen’s Medical Centre
University of Nottingham, NG7 2UH

If you know the medical school, Room B139 is near the cafe. And if you know the footbridge over the ring road, that is B floor. You just need to follow the corridor to the left, then keep turning right till you find the cafe. There will be posters to help you find it.

Please come along and spit to save a life. There are no needles involved. You don’t have to be a student and you don’t have to be Jewish. We need as many people as are willing to register, so please bring your friends when you come.

You need to be aged 16-30, in good health and not underweight. Some medical issues may prevent you from donating, but if you’re not sure, then please come along and find out. Maybe you could help in other ways…?

I look forward to seeing loads of willing, spitting volunteers on the day. And a big thank you to all the wonderful medical student volunteers at Nottingham Marrow for putting on this event and letting me help.

In the Jewish tradition, Chanukah is a festival of light and gift giving, so please…

Give the gift of life this Chanukah!

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About Jet Black

I began blogging because having been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, I wanted to share my experiences of living with an incurable cancer. Through blogging, I discovered that I enjoy writing. I have always chosen to live life for the journey, more than the destination. This is as true for the act of writing as it is for living with myeloma, so these are two things I do: I live and I write!
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5 Responses to Happy Chanukah! Giving a gift of life…

  1. Ginnie says:

    love this song on so many levels. Love the timing too, impeccable! Thanks for shining, Jet!

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  2. Wish I was young enough – and closer – to spit! Intending a successful turn out!

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  3. Enrico Crocetti says:

    And from an old Italian, thank you! Toast “le-heim” TO LIFE!!! Love Enrico

    Sent from my iPhone

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  4. שי says:

    hello Jet,
    Happy Chanukah from Israel!
    I following your blog for some time and really find myself connected to your write.
    Feel well and ahve a lot of light arounf you.
    Shay

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  5. Hope you get lots of donors Jet, I might need one sooner than I had hoped! It turns out I’m anglo saxon but just very hard to match tissue wise!

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