Marrow Donor Registry Drive In Honor of Sgt. Randy Nash
Sergeant Randy Nash is no stranger to adversity. Having served 20 years in the USAF and nearly 20 years as a deputy sheriff with the Jeff Co Sheriff Dept, he's made it his life's work to keep the streets safe and to protect life.As a 5 year survivor of Stage 4 nasopharyngeal carcinoma who recently lost both his wife and father to cancer, he knows intimately the devastation that the disease can wreak on families and the miraculous way that friends and community can rally together to support a loved one in need. Since May, Sgt. Nash has been in the fight of his life. Diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, he & his doctors are confident that the cure lies in a successful bone marrow transplant.
Randy & others need donors with a matching tissue type- not a blood match. Patients are most likely to match someone with a shared ancestry & minorities (blacks, Asians, latinos, etc) have extremely low odds of finding a match. More donors, especially minorities, are urgently needed to save lives.
To join the Be The Match Registry, you must:
1. Be between the ages of 18 and 44
2. Be in general good health
3. Be willing to donate to any patient you may match in the future.
You could save a life by joining the Be The Match Registry today and helping ensure ALL patients have the chance for a second chance!
Joining is easy – paperwork and a cheek swab is all it takes to determine if you could Save a Life!
Mark your calendar and come by our drive for Randy:
Thursday, August 21st
9am to 2pm
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Training Room
2200 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd. N.
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
We are also raising funds because it costs Be The Match $100 to add each new donor to the Registry. A donation of any amount can help add more donors to the Registry, provide patient assistance and fund life-saving research. Please click on Make a Gift to donate online today!
If you are unable to attend but would still like to join the registry, visit http://join.bethematch.org/ALABAMA to join online.
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