On Thursday night, David Glen could hardly sleep. He was excited and he was anxious.
It was a restless night for the Penn State forward because he was unsure of what would await him on Friday. That day would mark the start of becoming a bone marrow donor. That day would mark the start of helping save someone’s life.
“I was a little antsy, obviously,” said the sophomore. “I woke up a few times thinking about it, but I’m pretty excited about it. This is Day One and I’m looking forward to continuing with the process.”
On Friday, Glen went to Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital in Bloomsburg, P.A. – roughly an hour and half away from campus – to have blood drawn and take a series of injections to start the five-day process. He’ll have another four days' worth of injections of filgrastim, a drug Glen has trouble pronouncing, but which will increase the number of blood-forming cells in his bloodstream.
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