Be the Match: Bone Marrow Registration

I registered with Be The Match, the national bone marrow registry, in the name of Julian Sims, a 10 year old boy with leukemia in my neighborhood. I don't personally know Julian or his family, only read his story that chemotherapy failed and a bone marrow transplant is his next hope. Unfortunately, Julian's family members are not a match. Registration is a highly personal decision, so read more at Be The Match. This entry is dedicated to Julian Sims, his family, his friends and hope. ...more

Why You Should Join the National Bone Marrow Registry

Here's a situation where I'm pretty sure I can speak for the average person. If you're like me, you probably have always thought of bone marrow donation as something scary and heavily medicalized that involves drilling directly into your bones. Actually, it's not like that at all. Most donors undergo a procedure that's basically a blood donation. A few have bone marrow extracted from a hip bone, but they're sedated for the process and it's largely painless....more
Your post is definitely something to think about and consider. I know that I am one that has ...more

What do you know about bone marrow donation? Educate yourself, win eco-prizes, save a little girl's life!

I was sent a story about a little girl. A little 10 month old baby girl that was given a devastating blow. A devastating diagnosis that would require a bone marrow transplant from a stranger in order to survive.Kate Boggan...more

Incredibly Blessed

Last week, I sent out a request for prayers for a young Marine, Danny Reich.  They have determined it is not aplastic anemia but rather Monosomy 7.  This is still a potentially life-threatening disease and he is still in need of a bone marrow transplant. ...more