I got this email from PAM..
"...My friend has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and her only option is a bone marrow transplant. I don’t know if you are aware of the process, but I’ve learned a lot over the last few months:
- 80% of the time bone marrow transplants aren’t surgical for the donor, but are done through stem cell donation from the blood
- Minorities are underrepresented on the registry
- Ethnicity matters on making a match
- To register, it’s a simple process of filling out paperwork and using a q-tip to swab your cheeks (it takes 10 minutes)
... My friend, Norma, is not doing well and can only go through the last 2 of 7 chemo treatments before she has to have a donor. She has twins in 6th grade who are just the sweetest kids. Her family and several other friends have all helped in hosting 1 drive that registered 25 people, but we’ve got to do more and do it quickly! Rene Slataper who works as a Marrow Recruitment Consultant for the Blood and
Center has been a tremendous help. (Rene’s number is 206-1331.)"
...Check out this website to find out how you can help NORMA & MANY OTHERS...
NATIONAL MARROW DONOR PROGRAM