Donating bone marrow was a piece of cake for Malcom woman

Posted: April 14, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Nichole Bushong shares her story of helping save someone elses live


It was November 2013.

Nichole Bushong of Malcom received a phone call from the National Bone Marrow Donor Program.

She was a potential match for a bone marrow recipient, and the call came to ask if she would consider some initial blood tests to see if she might be a match.

Bushong, who owns Memories Maid in Grinnell, had signed on to the national registry in June 2013 after an uncles brother needed a transplant.

He ended up getting a transplant from another donor and is doing great now, recalled Bushong.

Bushong said some people on the registry wait years before receiving a call. In her case, it was just a few months.

Nichole Bushong is shown with her husband, Lucas, on their wedding day in August 2014. Bushong, along with Sam Coster, will be in Grinnell on Wednesday, April 22 to meet with local and area residents to talk about donating and signing up for the National Bone Marrow Registry. Courtesy Photo

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