Me, Myself, and I
So I got my bone marrow donor test kit from the National Marrow Donor Program in the mail the other day, and I’m going to be taking samples and sending it in today. It’s a pretty simple process—swab the inside of my cheek with four outsized Q-Tips, label them, and send ‘em in.
Bone marrow transplants are used to treat a variety of debilitating and even life-threatening conditions, including several types of leukemia and lymphoma, diseases affecting bone marrow and red blood cells, and inherited metabolic and immune system disorders. DNA is used to help find good matches between donors and recipients.
As much as I want to help, I am not the sort of donor who’s most in demand. For one thing, I’m a little on the old-ish side; the best age for donors is 18-44, and I’m 35. More importantly, I’m white, and there’s a lack of minority donors. While I could potentially be a donor for a minority recipient, it’s much more likely that someone of the same race/ethnicity would be a match.
So if you’re 18 or older, and you want to potentially help save someone’s life, here’s where you can join up! (And pass it on, too, so others can join as well!)
"My name is Michael Hunter. I was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2013 & was told on June 11, 2014 that I only have a few months left to live if I can’t find a donor. Please help me with my biological family or a donor match! I was born in Columbus, OH 3/1/1985 at Doctor’s North Hospital and given the name Christopher Brown. Please share"
Michael is a friend, I’m asking that you all take the time to share this. He desperately needs a bone marrow donor and there is very limited number of African American donors. Without a donor Michael is going to die.
Michael was adopted and does not know his birth family. We know he has a half brother but have no information about him.
He does not specifically need an African American Donor but because of all of the things that factor into finding a match (blood type, dna tissue etc.) , someone of similar descent is more likely to be a closer match.
If anyone knows anything about Michael’s birth family or if you would like to see if you are a match, please privately message me. I can put you in touch with him and his caregivers directly!
We hope through spreading awareness we can either find his birth family whom he does not know or find a donor match. Michael lives in the Cincinnati, OH area. Please dont just like this or scroll past. Please share this! You could save his life!
BOOST. Its so hard for Black people to find donors.
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