To my followers in the Greater Toronto Area, or specifically in or near Markham. This might sound like a weird request, but here goes.
This event is being held by the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network and Canadian Blood Services at Milliken Mills High School, next Tuesday. In other words, on February 12th, 2013. You can drop by any time from 9 AM to 3 PM.
At this event, you will register to become a stem cell donor. You might be wondering, “how do I know if I’m a match?” Well, at the event, you will go through a saliva swab test, after your contact information is recorded.The process will take no longer than ten minutes. If you are a match, you will be contacted immediately, so please do provide correct contact information. Anybody from the ages of 17 and 50 can be swabbed. Also, only get swabbed if you have an absolute intention of donating!
The passage below is taken from a Facebook event created by students at my school.
“The reason we are doing this is to raise awareness in the community. A teacher in Milliken Mills currently has a daughter, Sarah, battling AML, a serious form of Childhood Leukemia. It’s treatable and beatable! To beat this disease, Sarah needs a stem cell transplant from someone she does not know. Sarah needs you! To help Sarah and the other 928 Canadian patients like her, please register as a stem cell donor at www.onematch.ca or go to any of the OneMatch awareness clinics listed on the OneMatch website. You have a chance to be a hero! You have a chance to save a life. Currently more than 900 patients in Canada are looking for a match. You could be the match to save a life.”
The teacher mentioned in the passage above, took a leave of absence and has been with his daughter in the hospital ever since. His wife also left work to be by her side as well.
For more information on the event, visit bit.ly/mmhsonematch
For more information about OneMatch, visit www.onematch.ca
I would also like to note that if you can’t make it to the event, you have the option to join the registry from the comfort of your home. You can do so by registering on the OneMatch website. After confirming your registration, they will send you a swab kit and instructions.
- Sarah’s Drive for Hope (Facebook page created by Sarah’s parents.)
- You can also raise awareness by using the hash tag #GETSWABBED
Please reblog and spread the word!
STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND WATCH THIS.
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I have to always reblog this. It’s amazing.
watched this guy on YT. hes pretty much a bamf.
We watched this in leadership. It’s pretty great
OMG. WATCH. STOP. WATCH.