I got this email from Â PAM..
"...My friend has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and her only option is a bone marrow transplant.Â I donâ€™t know if you are aware of the process, but Iâ€™ve learned a lot over the last few months:
- 80% of the time bone marrow transplants arenâ€™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, itâ€™s a simple process of filling out paperwork and using a q-tip to swab your cheeksÂ (it takes 10 minutes)
...Â 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.Â She has twins in 6th grade who are just the sweetest kids.Â Her family and several other friends have all helped in hosting 1 drive that registered 25 people, but weâ€™ve got to do more and do it quickly!Â Rene Slataper who works as a Marrow Recruitment Consultant for the Blood and
Center has been a tremendous help. (Reneâ€™s number is 206-1331.)"
...Check out this website to find out how you can help NORMA & MANY OTHERS...
NATIONAL MARROW DONOR PROGRAM