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Opinion

Make a difference by signing up as a donor

September 19th, 2011 10:38 am by Staff Report

The National Marrow Donor Program estimates that more than 35,000 children and adults in the United States develop life-threatening diseases each year that could be cured with bone marrow and blood cell transplants.
Seventy percent of them do not have a suitable matching donor in their families.
The NMDP helps connect patients and their physicians with qualified donors. Currently, an average of 200 patients receive an unrelated donor transplant facilitated by the NMDP each month.
Sadly, many more patients could benefit from a transplant who do not receive this therapy because there are not enough Americans who are willing to sign up as marrow donors.
A single person can make a difference in the world. You, too, can make a difference by signing up as a marrow donor today. You can begin the process by visiting bethematch.orgĀ or marrow.org to learn more.

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