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I have the POWER to help DELIVER CURES for blood cancer—and you do too.
In February 2005 I donated Bone Marrow to a young Leukemia patient in another country via the National Marrow Donor Program - now known as Be The Match. I had signed up on the Registry in 2001, never thinking I'd be called. In January 2005 I did get the call, saying I was a potential match for a patient in desperate need of a transplant and asking if I would come in for more testing. I turned out to be a 6 for 6 match and we moved forward with the donation process. A year later I started training to be a Volunteer Bone Marrow Courier, picking up harvested marrow or PBSCs in one location and rushing them to a hospital in another state or another country for immediate transplant. I did that for four years and it was an incredible honor to be part of this life-saving team.
I am participating in the Be The Match Walk+Run to raise money to deliver more cures and SAVE MORE LIVES. Now I need YOU to step up and be a hero to a patient in need.
Please help me reach my fundraising goal by making a tax-deductible contribution. 100% of the event proceeds help add new potential marrow donors to the registry, help patients struggling with uninsured costs and fund research. Every dollar counts.
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 unrelated donors and receive the transplant they need.
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Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer.
Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia or other diseases like sickle cell anemia, need a marrow transplant to survive. Most patients don’t have a fully matched donor in their family — and that’s when they turn to Be The Match®. By participating in a Be The Match Walk+Run, or donating funds, you are providing life-saving support to those patients in need. Do right, join the fight.