Bone marrow Virtual learning results in fewer school blood drives — and fewer blood donations By Hannah Breisinger • Feb 18, 2021 File Photo Listen Listening... / 3:57 Listen here. Among the seemingly never-ending list of pandemic repercussions is a shortage of blood donations. And that can mean life or death for patients hospitalized from COVID-19, or otherwise. Wilmington man donates bone marrow to save a life By Rachel Lewis Hilburn • Jul 13, 2012 Earlier this year, a Wilmington, North Carolina man donated bone marrow to save the life of a person he’d never met. His recipient was one of the lucky ones.