Walking up and opening the Bible can actually build anticipation and expectancy, if done with respect and without pretension.
Alternately, if you live beyond your life expectancy, you could end up with more money back than what you put in and you never have to worry about not having money coming in.
Overall, however, transfusion and desferoxamine therapy have increased the life expectancy of individuals with the most severe types of beta thalassemia major to the fourth or fifth decade.
Although BMT has been performed on children with severe immunodeficiency disorders since the 1980s, it was usually restricted to those with limited life expectancy because of complications associated with transplantation.
If left untreated, severe anemia can result in stunted growth and development, as well as other characteristic physical complications that can lead to a dramatically decreased life expectancy.