Friday, September 24, 2010

bone marrow donor registry

I have been reading all too much recently about friends who we have met through our blog whose children are going through or have been through treatment for leukemia. One little girl, Lois has just relapsed 2 weeks after she finished 3 years of treatment for leukemia. She now needs a bone marrow transplant. To quote her mom, "I don't know the odds that a match for Lois will be found. But I know that Lois isn't the only child in this situation right now. And it's possible that YOUR bone marrow could save the life of a child like Lois. So I encourage you to visit www.marrow.org and add yourself to the National Bone Marrow Registry."

I registered in October of last year (2009) to "be the match" and I hope someday I can donate my bone marrow to save someone's life. Please consider taking the steps to become a bone marrow donor.

7 comments:

kathy.stadler said...

Laura,
That is so wonderful of you to be thinking of others and registering to donate..I will consider..not sure age of 66 is that good though.
Sending prayers for Lois and other children with problems.
God bless you.Love, AuntKathy

Rochelle said...

That is an awesome gift. I am going to talk to the hubby about it (my past cancer precludes me...bummer)

Kristen's mom said...

My kit is on it's way! Don't know why it took me so long. I guess because Kristen had a sibling match I didn't think too much about it. Poor little Lois. Doesn't your heart just hurt for her and her family. cancer isn't fair.

Cammie Heflin said...

I am waiting for my kit to arrive!

The As said...

You never know how we all may be connected - I registered last year, hopefully we can all help out a little bit at a time!

Melissa M said...

My kit is on its way too!

Zoey's mom said...

Thank you for bringing this reminder to those that come by to oogle and google over your beauties!

Hate that is needed.Hate that Lois needs it and the countless others,fighting these disease, need it.Zoey sends slobbery kisees of thanks.

Speaking of thanks ... the shoe website... so darling.I will be purchasing a pair or two.Worth a try for sure.My only question is how much bigger do you get for Whitney to fit her Sure Steps?