Please. Think about it. You can sign up by just having a cheek swab...no blood draw necessary.
You go on the registry and wait. If you happen to be a match, the donation now a days, is very similar to a blood bank donation. They hook you up to a machine, your blood goes in, they take the stem cells and then the rest of the blood goes back into your body. This takes about 3 hours.
Think about it...YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE. YOU COULD BE A HERO.
This month, the national registry is waiving the fee in a marathon to gather donors. That's right, you can sign up for NO FEE.
Leukemia does not know discrimination. It is insidious...it goes after young and old, white, black, yellow, brown...it doesn't matter. It went after my child and we were "lucky", all she needed was chemotherapy. Think about it, it's lucky that all we needed was years of chemotherapy.
There are those who are not so lucky, those who can only hope to survive with a bone marrow transplant. But what if you need a transplant and there is no match?
YOU COULD BE A HERO.
Go to one of the "Marrowathons":
Saturday 9 am-1pm Shorline Station 225 Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay
June 9th 8 am- 2 pm Stanford Cancer Center, 300 Pasteur Dr., Stanford
June 13th 10 am-4pm Central Park, San Mateo
June 16th 11 am- 3pm Kaiser South City
June 17th 5pm-7pm Foster City Athletic Club, Foster City
Become a donor, become a hero!
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