Gift of Life is an organization that facilitates bone marrow transplants for people suffering from leukemia and other life-threatening illnesses.
Gift of Life is holding a donor drive in Seattle at Temple Beth Am, Sunday, Oct 31, 2004 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
In order to increase the chances for every patient to find a matching donor, it's important to ensure that all ethnic groups are well represented in the donor pool. While Gift of Life is focused on recruiting potential donors of Eastern European Jewish ancestry, it participates in the international donor registries and encourages potential donors of every ethnic heritage to come to the drive and register.
More information about being a marrow donor is here.
A schedule of upcoming Gift of Life donor drives in other cities is here.
I learned about Gift of Life from a cousin in Pittsburgh, whose family friend, 12-year-old Amy Katz, is fighting leukemia and searching for a matching donor.Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at October 22, 2004 10:55 AM