As a former BMT oncology nurse, this is near and dear to my heart. If you are or know someone who is of Hispanic, Philippino, African/African-American, any non-Caucasian background (or even if they are Caucasian), please ask them to register as a potential donor. In the last 20 years, 30,000 lives have been saved by this gift of life. Please consider this.
Sorry for the "spam" type mail, but you are all friends and family, and the situation is becoming very serious for someone I love very much, my (almost) 4 year old nephew, Liam. He is battling leukemia, and due to some chromosomal anomalies, his chances of survival are greatly reduced if he does not find a bone-marrow donor soon.
This is an urgent message is from my nephew's other aunt, Michelle, regarding Liam's search for a donor. Please help if you can by spreading the word far and wide.
People with Hispanic ancestry are especially encouraged to register as bone marrow donors, as are young men (18+) and women who have not given birth.
Hello Family and Friends,
I'm writing tonight with a request- there is some urgency. If you have been thinking of joining the bone marrow donor list, do not delay. We found out today that after an examination of over 5 million donors on the registry, there is not a single match for my nephew Liam. They are going to keep checking every week, but we need to find one as soon as possible. Plan B is umbilical cord blood - a new process - not our first choice.
(To find a donation site or join the registry by mail, please go to www.marrow.org/)
Like I said before- please do not procrastinate- there is no more time for 'next week.' We are all hoping for a miracle- you could be part of that. There is no way to donate specifically for Liam, you must join the registry- they assure us that if you are a match, they will find you. Young men (over the age of 18) are especially encouraged.
Please pass the word on. I would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Liam's 4th birthday is August 27th. It would be a great gift to give him life.
With love and hope,