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U CAN BE A LIFE SAVER...

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

Tissue
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


 





 
11/12/2008 1:23PM
U CAN BE A LIFE SAVER...
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