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Under 55? You could save a life by donating your bone marrow

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People who have had a bone marrow transplant often think of their age in terms of the number of years that have elapsed since surgery.

Kazuhiro Hashimoto of Osaka Prefecture is 57, but he is celebrating his “30th birthday” this year.

The first successful recipient in Japan of bone marrow from an unrelated donor, Hashimoto has regained his health, and has since been living a busy, active life as a full-time company employee.

He was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia in the spring of his second year with the company. His condition sharply deteriorated the following year, and he was told by his doctor that his only hope lay in finding a........

© The Asahi Shimbun