I joined Team Be The Match to raise money because I want to save lives. I have been a potential donor for over 30 years and will soon age off of the registry. I am trying to hire my own replacement by helping to pay for one or more younger people to be processed and added to the registry. :)
Being on the registry in the early days in the late 80s and ever since has been the adventure of a lifetime. The younger you join, the better your chance of being a lifesaver some day! Although I never donated, I often pray for the four people I had further testing for. Soon my name and information will be retired due to age, but I hope I can inspire others and help others to take my place on the registry.
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. If we can raise enough money to add one person to the registry, and also help one patient pay for his or her medical expenses, we will have saved a life together.
If you are between the ages of 18 and 44, YOU can join the registry at no cost to you! Find out more here:
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 consider joining the registry yourself if you are between 18 and 44 years of age. And remember, you can donate blood and platelets while your are waiting and hoping for the call that you are a match for someone.
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