I joined Team Be The Match to raise money for my special occasion. I personally have an autoimmune disease that will eventually render me in need of bone marrow. I was diagnosed in 2004 with Severe Autoimmune Neutropenia. It is a disease that causes my body to destroy the white blood cells that are formed in my bone marrow. The day will come when I will need to rely on someone else's bone marrow. Many people are very willing to donate blood but there is also a huge need for bone marrow as well.
Your gift can add new potential marrow donors to the registry, assist patients with uninsured transplant costs and fund innovative research to improve transplant outcomes.
Did you know?
A marrow transplant can be a life-saving treatment for more than 70 diseases including leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell. Seventy percent of patients do not have a matching donor in their family. They depend on Be The Match to find an unrelated marrow donor and receive the transplant they need.
Please help me reach my fundraising goal 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!
Here is a link if you would like to be placed in the bone marrow registry. Just copy and paste.