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.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Marrow Donor Drives May 17-18, Cleveland, OH

If you live near Cleveland or in Beechwood, Ohio, are of Eastern European descent and are not in the National Marrow Registry please consider attending this drive to help Eve. To say life is unfair is an understatement when we're talking about sick children.

"Gift of Life" will be hosting a donor recruitment drive at:
Beachwood Mandel JCC
26001 S. Woodland Rd
Beachwood, Ohio

Sunday, May 17 from 9am – 3pm
Monday, May 18 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

This little girl needs your help. And she isn't the only child in need. If you register you could save Eve or any number of children with Leukemia waiting for a marrow match.

If you don't live in Cleveland but know someone who does please email them the link to this blog post and ask them to tell everyone they know. Please help us spread the word about these drives.

Or you can help by joining the registry by mail. You can order an online, mail-in test kit. It consists of a short registration form and 4 cotton swabs. That's it. While there is a federal grant that covers the full $52 tissue typing fee for ethnic minorities, for those of Caucasian descent the fee is reduced to $25. Simply go to the donor page on the Be The Match website and use this Promo Code: AADPTami2009 when prompted to receive the $27 discount. To learn more about why there is a charge for Caucasians and not all other ethnicities please visit the Ethnicity Page on Tami's website.

For more details about Eve and her marrow drives in Ohio please CLICK HERE

Posted by Stacie (Tami's cousin)

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