Rock River Valley Blood Center Encourages You to Join Be The Match Marrow Registry
As you know, we're big fans and supporters of the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC). In addition to supplying area hospitals with much needed blood and blood products, the RRVBC would also like you to learn more about, and hopefully take part in, their "Be the Match Marrow Registry."
This morning on the WROK Morning Show, Joe and I were visited by Jen and Jaclyn from the RRVBC, along with a terrific young woman named Kate Foster. Kate wouldn't be here today to do a radio interview had it not been for marrow donors who helped save her life.
If you can help, or you'd like more information, click here.
From the RRVBC's website:
Thousands of people face life-threatening diseases that can only be cured with a blood stem cell transplant. Most patients do not have a match in their family. They need help from a stranger in order to survive, someone who has joined the Be the Match® Registry. You may be their only hope for a cure. Every year, 14,000 patients who don’t have a match in their family desperately search the marrow registry for a lifesaving donor. These are our moms and dads and grandparents, our brothers and sisters, our children and friends. Download our Be the Match® Report to the Community for more information.