â€œWhen you hear that you only have 2 or 3 months to live and a marrow donor match is the only thing that separates you from that fate â€“ well then that match becomes everything. People donâ€™t understand. We canâ€™t take our time with this. Patients donâ€™t have time. Support Be The Match today.â€ â€“ Gloria who beat leukemia with an unrelated marrow transplant.
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Four years ago a stranger donated marrow to save Jiro Okochi’s son. This holiday season, the gift came full circle. Jiro’s marrow was matched to a woman he doesn’t know, but who needed his cells to save her life. We don’t all get the chance to give marrow, but there are many ways to give. Social media friends, please help us raise $7,000 to break down barriers that keep thousands each year from…
Elias was born with severe combined immune deficiency disorder (SCID), a fatal disease. At the age of one he needed a marrow transplant. His parents lost their jobs when they relocated to another state to be near Elias’ transplant center. They had insurance, but uninsured costs crippled the family. They needed short-term help with prescription co-pays, transportation costs and every-day living…
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