I Donated Bone Marrow to a Stranger

Last month, I donated bone marrow to a stranger with a life-threatening disease. It has been an experience with pain, suspense, and hope. Ultimately, it’s about saving a life, and I hope that by sharing my story, others will be encouraged to register to be a donor and additional lives can be saved. ...more
I registered several years ago during a special effort. I don't want to say I hope someone is ...more

Mixed Match: Film Spotlights the Dire Need for Multiracial Donors

As the mother of two mixed-race kids, I knew that raising multiethnic children would present some challenges. However, I never imagined that serious medical issues could be among them. Thankfully, my own boys are healthy, but other families are not so fortunate. And that’s what the new documentary Mixed Match is shedding light on: the fact that less than 3% of people on the national bone marrow registry are multiethnic – creating dangerously slim odds for survival....more
My nephew is a mixed race. Good to know. I will forward this information to my sister and bro-in ...more

Strength Beyond Words

by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com This story has been on my mind for a few weeks now.  Two days ago it hit me square in the face. ...more

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