Tuesday, May 11, 2010

BE the MATCH!

Have you heard of Be the Match?
I was first introduced to this while my Mom and I were watching an episode of Extreme Home Makeover.
It’s a National Marrow Donor Program.
It gives you the opportunity to sign up to be a possible donor.
My Mom brought home a flyer about a teacher in her school district.
Kelly Anderson.

Kelly Satter Anderson, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia a little over a month ago. After a 35 day hospital stay and her first round of chemotherapy inclusive of 5 spinal treatments, her leukemia was put into remission. However, even with 4 more rounds of chemotherapy, she only has a 20% chance of survival. A bone marrow transplant will give her a much greater probability of survival (60%), but no family members are a match and there are no matches currently in the national bone marrow registry. She needs a transplant ASAP to survive. (from here)

So this Saturday there is a location where you can GO sign up to Be the Match.
It’s located on Power and McDowell.
From 2:00 – 6:00 pm
All you do is go fill out the registration and they swab the inside of your cheek.
And your done!
I encourage you if you live in the area to go sign up and register.
And if you don’t live in the area you can register online and they send you a kit in the mail.
{and if you use the promo code "Kelly" you wont have to pay for the kit}

You are more than welcome to repost this information. Spread the word!