Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I finally did it!

I read G.I.'s post and bowed my head in shame.
Considering what I know & what my family went through, I couldn't believe I was not a bone marrow donor.
I made it a priority and registered here.
If you live in the U.S., I urge you to take a few minutes to read about the National Bone Marrow program and join the registry.
After you register online, they will send you a kit, you swab the insides of your mouth, send back to them (postage paid).

Blacks & Mixed-race people have 1 in over 100,000 chance of finding a bone marrow match. Not cool at all. Please join the registry and ask others to do so too.

A registry was started in Ghana years ago but it is currently inactive. I understand bone marrow transplants aren't done in Ghana right now BUT... we'll get there.