To Read Tami's Story from the Beginning

Just CLICK HERE. Her blog begins on March 12, 2009 with a post titled "Tami's Myelodysplasia Diagnosis." Then at the bottom of each post, click on the words "Newer Post" located just below the comments section on each page.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Donor Drives in Seattle, Washington in April

One of the best ways you can help Tami and others is to become a member of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP).  There will be many in-person donor drives in Seattle, Washington offered by the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) through the month of April.  

Attending a public donor drive is easy.  The PSBC will first determine if you are eligible to become a member and answer any questions you may have.  They will ask to see a driver's license or some other form of personal identification, and then take a swab of your cheek cells. Testing for ethnic minorities is always free. If you are Caucasian you may be asked to pay the costs of your tissue typing.  However, each donor drive is different so it is important to determine any costs before attending.

There are many patients in need of a bone marrow or stem cell donation.  This is a list of a few of the donor drives being held in Seattle, Washington for the month of April.

If you do not live near Seattle, Washington there are also donor drives nationwide

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