Bone Marrow Be the Match Awareness

Saturday, July 12, 2014

That fun life place, where you need people to make up flyers about you.

Today I learned that my philosophy advisor's partner was diagnosed last week with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Registrants from Duke Law drive

I tried to type something into my keyboard, but my hands went numb. I know exactly how that sounds.  She's super young.  Only a few years older than us as students, she was quickly becoming famous enough that the school didn't care she liked to put blue streaks in her hair.

She's running a race to support Be the Match and wanted donations.  I remember how that felt.  I typed in my credit card information, my face alternating between emotive contortions and hollowed-out ghost.

If you aren't already, consider adding your name to the bone-marrow registry.  You could be able to easily save someone's life.

Joining the registry is as easy as swabbing the inside of your cheek with a cotton ball.  And donating could be as simple as giving blood.  The folks on the cancer ward think a lot about their donors.  And their donors are their heroes.

We all get to make our own choices about these things.

But, you could be a co-sponsor of birthdays and moments like these.

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