This is my friend Hayley and her little sister Maddie:
When Hayley was 6, in 2008, she was diagnosed with aplastic anemia. With some extensive treatment, she went into remission.
In October of this year, the aplastic anemia came back – and Hayley quite literally is in the fight of her life. Due to the severe nature of her relapse Hayley’s doctors have decided that her best chance at survival is to receive a bone marrow transplant.
Right now, there is no match for her in the bone marrow registry.
I wish I could be Hayley’s match. I am not.
Maybe you are. Maybe you are someone else’s match.
There is only one way to find out – join the registry.
So – I have a favor to ask you. Please help us find a match for Hayley – or for someone else that is in need.
Here is how you can help:
2) Have a ‘swab’ party! You can order up to 50 swab kits, invite your friends to swab the inside of their cheeks and send contact info in. Go HERE to find out more: http://www.deletebloodcancer.org/en/get-involved
4) Make a donation – it costs Delete Blood Cancer $65 for every donor, and they do not charge for people to get on the registry – help fund donor drives, help find Hayley and people like her their match. Donate HERE: http://www.deletebloodcancer.org/en/get-involved
5) Share this, repost this, let people know they can help save a life.
The registry is nation-wide. If you live out of the states, there are registries through Delete Blood Cancer for places around the globe.
If anyone is running the 10 Mile Mid-Winter Classic this coming weekend, my friend and I will be there before, during (well, I am running..er…shuffeling it), and after the race running a donor drive (approximately 8-1). Even if you are not running the race, but are in the Cape Elizabeth area, stop by and get swabbed – it is so easy, and you could save a life.
Thanks for reading!