Can You Be the Match?

Over the past ten years I have wavered. I have visited the web site numerous times, browsed the information, bookmarked it (again) and left.  That is, until yesterday.

Yesterday I didn’t leave the site.  Instead I stayed, filled in the fields and hit enter.  Yesterday I signed up to be a bone marrow donor. After hearing the news of Robin Roberts, whom I’ve admired since her days at ESPN, it was time to sign up once and for all. How could I not? Forget the fear. Being a bone marrow donor and having the possibility of being able to save a life is an honor.

Apparently I wasn’t alone.  PRNewser has reported that 3600 people signed up yesterday at BetheMatch.com.  A typical day yields 200-300 signups.

Cheering you on, Robin Roberts.  You go on with your bad self.
 

On that note, it’s time to link up your favorite post from the past week.  I can’t wait to read them.


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Comments

  1. Thank you so much for the linky!!!

  2. I signed up several years ago (early 2008) where they actually did a blood test. My step dad had multiple mylomia and had a non-related bone marrow transplant. I never did get a call and when I updated my info that I had fibromyalgia they will not allow me to be active anymore. But I am glad that so many more people are thinking and acting now– it is so important!

  3. Proud of you, sweetheart!

  4. Hi Jessica,
    This is my first time linking up here. Thanks for hosting. I look forward to reading over your blog as well as some others.
    Leslie

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