i received this email today from a friend of mine. i’m going to paste it into my blog for an awareness of bone marrow donorship. there is a national registry once you become a registered member. i registered 20 years ago, but i am still in the system somewhere. i’ll be a member until i am 60. it’s easy to do and can help families in need.
To all who can help: Many of you may have already heard about the Bone Marrow Registry Drive that is currently taking place on post. I would like to give you some information to keep encouraging you to sign up for the DoD Bone Marrow Registry. While the Bone Marrow Registry program can help many people in need of bone marrow transplantation, the search is very personal for us. The son of a soldier in our unit has been recently diagnosed with a very aggresive form of leukemia, and could use a bone marrow transplantation soon. The family is working very hard to support their son, and we are doing everything we can to support the family. If we can encourage more folks to sign up for the http://www.dodmarrow.org/, http://www.marrow.org/. For more information on Patrick Mancuso and his battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia: http://www.kdhnews.com/news/story.aspx?s=22443, http://www.kwtx.com/medicaldirectory/headlines/14311677.html, http://www.kcentv.com/news/c-article.php?cid=12&nid=951 (link to video story) I encourage you to forward this information to your coworkers, FRG members, etc, if you haven't already done so. Thank you so much for your help. --Karin Markert, then there will be more potential matches for this boy's transplantation. You can register for the program even if you can't donate blood. The registration process is simple: fill out a questionnaire, four cotton swab swipes of the mouth and you're done. You will be contacted in the future if you are potential match. For those wishing to donate without a military connection, call Scott & White at for its bone marrow donation program. They can also send kits for home testing. Some folks have picked up kits for their neighbors and office coworkers, as well. In my husband's words, "I would just ask that you support this as if it were your own child." ***Fort Hood Bone Marrow Registry Drive: daily, M-F, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, Robertson Blood Center next to Clinic on 761st Tank Battalion Avenue. For more information on the process:
okay…now i feel like a heel. while my sweet husband send me loads of gifts…flowers, chocolate and a sweet bear that will be confiscated by the kids, i was knee deep looking for treasures in a junk store. i feel like miranda hobbs on sex in the city…the episode where her boyfriend tells her he loves her on a cookie and she eats the entire cookie!!! that’s how i might get with the chocolates if i don’t set limits for myself!!! okay…more to come later. just a thanks to you ron….very sweet, very thoughtful!!!!! thanks, thanks, thanks……xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
happy 20th anniversay!!
how come you look so good and i look old enough to be your mother!!!!!