A friend's brother, Emru, has been diagnosed with leukemia. Here's information about how you can help save his life. You can read more about my friend's efforts to save his life in her journal posts.
In short, he desperately needs a bone marrow transplant, yet very few people are in bone marrow registries. As it turns out, it's simple to do.
- Visit your registry's website or local office.
- You must complete a form consenting to be added to the registry.
- Provide a mouth swab or a blood sample. That's it!
There's a particularly strong need for people of African or Caribbean descent to register, but even if you're not black, you still may be a match for Emru or for someone else who needs your help to live.
Please post this information in your own journals and let people know how easy it is to help save lives.