Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Invitation to You

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News for registry members committed to marrow donation February 2013

KevinMeet Three Patients in Need of a Match and Learn What You Can Do
Kevin is a journalist and a newlywed from California. Carol is a physician assistant and breast cancer survivor from South Carolina. And Andy (A-Dog) Williams is a young Hip-Hop DJ from Vermont. They don’t know each other, but they understand each other’s fight.
Each knows that somewhere in the world is a person who could save their life. They all have some form of blood cancer that can be treated with a marrow transplant. But none of them have a marrow match in their family and currently there is no matching donor on the Be The Match Registry®. So what’s next for them?
They’re not giving up, and you can help. Please spread the word to your family, friends and co-workers to join the Be The Match Registry today. The more people who join, the better the chances all patients have of receiving a transplant.
To make it easy to spread the word, we’ve provided you with Facebook and Twitter posts.
Questions or feedback? Ask online or call 800-MARROW-2 

Hi, it's me Terri...
It has been many years since I first signed up to be a marrow donor. I was so pleased to be asked. Like all of us, our lives have been touched by cancer in some way. Maybe it was a family member, maybe a parent of the friend of your daughter, or someone you met in the hospital, at a guild meeting, or a stranger you were chatting with.
Being a blood donor is such a selfless act. Being a bone marrow donor is also a loving and compassionate gift.
Today the above story arrived in my email inbox. I wanted to share it with you. The more people who are donors, the more people who will have a chance to keep on living. Be courageous. Be benevolent. Be giving. Help someone to have time to live their dream, raise their children, love their life.

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