My 30th Birthday Wish is A Cure for Cancer
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I joined Team Be The Match to raise awareness for my 30th birthday because I'm passionate about saving lives. You can cure cancer and I am so thankful for your support!
Please help me reach my goal of 540 people joining the registry to celebrate my 30th birthday.
Why 540? On average, for every 540 people who join the National Marrow Donor Program 1 person is granted the opportunity to cure cancer.
Doctors request donors in the 18-44 age group more than 90% of the time. Research shows that cells from younger donors provide the greatest chance for transplant success. As a non-profit, Be The Match must use the funds received wisely and focuses on adding registry members most likely to donate to help save the most lives. If you are ages 18-44, it is free to join Be The Match online or in person.
How you can help:
Give. You can also make this birthday extra special by contibuting to my fundraising goal of $500 by making a tax-deductible contribution. Your gift delivers cures to patients desperate for a second chance at life. Every dollar counts. Together, we can make a difference! To make a contribution, click on the blue "make a gift" button on the top of this page.
Join. A simple cheek swab is all that is needed to determine if you could be the match for one of the thousands of patients in need of a marrow donor. If you are 18-44* years old, in good health, and willing to donate to any patient in need, please join the Be The Match Marrow Donor Registry. To register as a donor and request a cheek swab kit, go to http://join.bethematch.org/30thWish
- Review the guidelines for joining Be The Match at http://j.mp/JoinBTM
A patient's doctor will chose the method of donation based on what's best for the patient.
- 77% of the time doctors will request the peripheral blood stem cell donation method, which is similar to a blood or platelet donation.
- 23% of the time the doctor will request a surgical marrow donation, which is done under general anesthesia. For more information about the marrow donation methods, please visit http://j.mp/donationmethods
- If you are between the ages of 45 and 60, you can only join the registry online at http://join.bethematch.org/30thWish (promo code: 30thWish) and will be required to make a $100 tax-deductible payment to cover the cost of your genetic testing.
If you have any questions about Be The Match or becoming a registry member, please contact Amber Firestone of Be The Match - Northern California at email@example.com or (510) 969-3966.