Tuesday, February 12, 2013

BE THE MATCH



Our son, Mark is very involved in Be The Match. It seemed to be a natural fit for him since his little sister is in need of a MATCH!


There are caucasian donors BUT there is a desperate need for minority donors.
The process is so easy and it is not painful.
Most importantly it can save a life!

While we were in China Mark brought Abby to a filming session with the U of Mn football team.
She was a little scared through the video but she did well!
Here is the link!

They are having a BE THE MATCH registry at the U of MN tomorrow- 2/13 and 2/14
If you live in the MPLS, MN area PLEASE consider attending!
Check out the flyer (link below) for more information!



Be The Match (National Bone Marrow Registry) works nationally and internationally to match donors with those in need of a life saving bone marrow transplant. Signing up to the registry is free, but costs the organization $100 per person. We are fundraising to help with the costs of registration, donation, etc. 

If you are interested in donating please let us know!
We will match all donations given in Abby's name! (up to $100.00 each)
It will be like giving double!
YAY GOD!!

4 comments:

Maria said...

Awesome stuff! I'm on the bone marrow donor registry myself and signing up for it is the easiest! A good thing to mention is that donors most likely won't go through actual surgery - just a process that is similar to donating blood. If you're in good health, there's really no good reason NOT to become a donor! :)

Vicky said...

Jean, is there an age requirement? By the end of the year, I will have 4 girls that could be matched with Abbey. We would love to help if they aren't to young.

Jarka said...

I'm already in our national registry, my sis is going to register soon and I hope to get at least some of my friends to join too - it's hard to persuade them (I really don't know why) but I'll keep working on it :)

Sandra said...

Hi Jean, I was on a registry probably 15 years ago but is there a way to confirm my information is still there? It was through a drive at a local TV station.

Thanks,
Sandy