Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Join the bone marrow registry from ANYWHERE around the globe!

You could be the ONE!

Although a drive is being held tomorrow in Woodland Hills, CA in memory of Allison's life, journey, and battle against leukemia, you can participate from anywhere around the globe! Please consider becoming a member of the National Bone Marrow Registry/Be The Match and give the gift of life. When you sign up online, you will receive your test kit in the mail to the address you provide. Once you receive it, simply follow the instructions, swipe four swabs along the inside of your mouth, pack it up and send it back in the envelope provided. How easy is that?!?!?

Why should you do it?
Because thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry® to find a match to save their life. You may never be called as a match for someone, but you may be just the ONE to save the life of a baby, child or adult. Patients need donors who are a genetic match. Even with a registry of millions, many patients cannot find a match even within their own family. Donors with diverse racial or ethnic backgrounds are especially needed.

What does it mean to be on the registry?

You can find answers to several, if not all, of your questions by following this link:
http://www.marrow.org/JOIN/FAQs_about_Joining_the_Registry/index.html

Myths and facts about donating bone marrow:
This may also be of interest to some when making a decision:
http://www.marrow.org/JOIN/Myths_%26_Facts_about_Marrow_Don/index.html


How can I join online?
Once you have decided to join, you can sign up to receive your kit by following this link:

http://join.marrow.org/AllisonsGift


Follow the onscreen instructions and enter promo code:
AllisonsGift when prompted. The online registry is active May 12 – June 30, 2010.


2 comments:

  1. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Happy Birthday Baby Girl Allison♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
    Your daughter Allison touched the hearts of many and I am one of them, Her memory will live on , I fell in love with her and her story, and it made me become a better mother to my children.Thank you for sharing Allison with us stay strong best wishes to you. I will never forget you Allison.
    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Allison Zicree♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  2. I'm so sorry for your loss. I just found out today when i went on the nest and read your ticker. it brought tears to my eyes when i came on here to see her video. your little allison was a fighter she will never be forgotten!

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