Member Donates STEM Cells to Save Cancer Patient
Members of the CPVFD are always finding ways to save lives. Today, our Assistant Engineer Troy Dannenfelser donated some of his STEM cells to help save the life of another individual dying from cancer on another continent. Troy signed up 10 years ago to help a firefighter in New York that was suffering from 911 related cancer. Although Troy never got the call to assist this firefighter, he remained on the donor list. After 10 years, Troy finally got a call to assist. For those that do not know, we are supposed to have 1-2 cells per deciliter in our blood. The average response is 50 cells per deciliter of blood. Troy provided them with 15 liters of blood through the machine, at 104 cells per deciliter! A huge shout out and congrats to Troy!
To find out how you can sign up and save a life, please visit https://bethematch.org/.