Friday, February 11, 2011

Be The Match

Did you know that minority groups have a much harder time acquiring organ and/or bone marrow donations? Usually (and thankfully not in the case with Rene and me), potential donors have a better chance of being a match with the intended recipient if the two are of the same ethnicity. Add that to the fact that, for instance, only 7% of the 9 million people registered to be donors on Be the Match are African American, being a part of a minority population can greatly lessen a person's chance for transplant.

Nordstrom is partnering with Be the Match throughout the month of February and covering the costs of joining the site--one that matches bone marrow donors and recipients.

Consider signing up here.

1 comment:

  1. That is a great idea...any help for the patients is less and there has to be solutions for so many suffering.