I am a CNA on a Hem/Onc floor. Daily I see people suffer from all sorts of cancers and are treated with BMTs who are from Be The Match registry. I would COMPLETELY commit to doing this as I have donated blood/plasma on a regular basis. I just feel like this could be my way to save a life besides just giving my daily hospital patient care. I started speaking to my friends, relatives, and spouse and they have all told me that it was a bad idea to do because of the fact that I am always working and going to school and you will never know when the match will pop up and you may have to decline. Also, they advised me that the procedure is extremely painful and dangerous due to a small percentage (less than 5% I looked up?!) of nerve damage and painful back sensations. After hearing that I felt really disappointed and discouraged mainly over fear of the unknown, even as a healthcare professional. I would be honored to have a direct impact on saving a life, but as a newbie as far as this procedure goes, I am just wanting to know how others have dealt with being matched as a donor - especially working in the healthcare field and how it changed your life. I also really wanted to hear from donors who have possibly had the actual bone marrow procedure verses PBSCD because I would totally commit to that. I am just really weighing out the pros/cons because I honestly would love to be a match and save a life.