Here's a question for you...  If you could save someone's life, would you do it?  Would you run into a burning building? Jump into a river? Pull someone off of the subway tracks?  What if you could do it without all of the drama?  It is no less heroic to do something a bit simpler.  Every 4 minutes someone in the US is diagnosed with a blood disease.  You can save potentially someone's life by becoming part of the National Marrow Donor Program. 

The husband of one of my colleagues has recently been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  My company is coordinating a local drive to enroll donors.  Please help us by participating in the “Be the Match for Greg”.  It is very simple to register and only takes minutes of your time! We are asking everyone, please, take a few minutes of your day and register to become a donor on the Be the Match Registry operated by the National Marrow Donor Program.   The drive is  Friday, April, 11th and Saturday, April 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium -Westside, Little Rock, Arkansas.

If you are between the ages of 18 and 60 (especially 18-44), are generally healthy, and are willing to donate to anyone in need, we are asking you to join the registry.  Even if you are already registered or do not meet the criteria, there is a significant need to raise funds for this organization and the life saving work that they do. It costs the National Marrow Donor Program approximately $100 to register each person.  Funds raised will go to Be The Match in honor of “Be the Match for Greg” to help offset those costs.  It is our wish that every patient who needs this lifesaving therapy receive it.  That can only be accomplished with help from all of us.

I hope to see you there!  For more information, go here