Be the Match

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My brother-in-law got me involved with Be the Match recently.  Be the Match is dedicated to matching up patients with available donors.  One of the programs they run in providing bone marrow to patients in need. 

Their Mission Statement:

Every year, thousands of people of all ages are diagnosed with blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma, sickle cell anemia or other life-threatening diseases. Many of them will die unless they get a bone marrow or cord blood transplant from a matching donor. Seventy percent of people do not have a donor in their family and depend on our Be The Match Registry to find a match to save their life.

I signed up on their site and soon received a kit in the mail.  It included 4 cotton swabs that you wipe your inner cheek with and then send back in the prepaid envelope they provide.  That was it, easy as pie. 

I'm hopeful that I am a match and can selflessly save a life.  If you're interested, please register and do the same.  You never know who's life you may save.

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Kerrie La Guardia
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Ellen Caruso
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What a sweet life giving idea! I hope it has successful results for you.

July 16, 2012 07:11 PM
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I'll have to look into this in more detail.  My father just went in for testing for what is called "pre-leukemia" and it turns out he has it.  I think doing something to help people who have to deal with this could be very rewarding.

July 17, 2012 05:47 AM
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Kerrie, Wow, what a great program and a great way to give a gift to someone that so desperately needs it.

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I'm so happy to hear that many of you are already signed up!  Way to go 'Rainers!!!

Bryan - I am sorry to hear abut your father.  I wish him well and let me know if you need anything.

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Who knew Kerrie. I will ask my wife about the procedure and then make a decision about signing up. Thanks for the info

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