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Brian Piwarzyk, the husband of Eileen Piwarzyk and father to three year old AJ and one year old Brandon, has been battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma since December of 2011. After many rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, and an autologous stem cell transplant, Brian is still battling this disease. His best hope for a cure is a bone marrow transplant, since his family relations are not a HLA match, he will need a match from the national bone marrow registry.
Eileen Piwarzyk is a former Penn employee, she worked as a research specialist in Daniel Kessler’s lab and later a post-doctoral fellow in Nancy Speck’s lab in the developmental biology departments and the Abramson Cancer Center. She is now the Penn representative for Miltenyi Biotec. Please help Brian, Eileen, and her family by joining the Be The Match registry to help cure blood cancer in Brian and many others like him.
A Donor Drive in Brian's honor will be held:
October 30th, 2013 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
University of Pennsylvania
Smilow Center for Translation Research
Smilow Commons Area
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia PA 19104
Team Be The Match is important to me
Team Be The Match is important to meTeam Be The Match is a nationwide community committed to helping patients in need of a marrow transplant by raising funds to add more potential marrow donors to Be The Match Registry.
By supporting me, you will help raise funds for patients in need of an unrelated marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant. Together we have the potential to truly make a difference in the lives of thousands of men, women and children in need of a life-saving transplant.
What does Be The Match do?
Be The Match works to provide hope and deliver a second chance at life to patients by:
* Recruiting and supporting potential donors: To connect patients with donors, Be The Match manages the largest and most diverse donor registry — nearly 8 million marrow donors and nearly 100,000 cord blood units. Donors can turn to their Donor Advocacy Program for support throughout the donation process.
* Supporting patients: To help patients access treatment, Be The Match offers financial support and educational resources.
* Educating doctors: Referring physicians can turn to Be The Match for information about transplant advances, caring for transplant patients and the importance of timely referral for transplant.
* Advancing science: Be The Match's research programs have advanced the science of bone marrow and cord blood transplant, from better matching the right donor to the right patient for improving post-transplant treatment.
Why you should help
Be The Match relies on our support to collect contributions from people like us so that it can further its mission. Proceeds will help add more potential donors to the Be The Match Registry. I hope you'll consider making a contribution today. Together we can help save lives!
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