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National Marrow Donor Program

by Cheryl Baumgartner Independent Associate with LegalShield
Thousands of patients hope for a bone marrow donor who can make their life-saving transplant possible. They depend on people like you. You have the power to save a life.
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  • Be listed on the Be the Match Registry
  • Every new registry listing brings new hope
  • Registering is easy-do it online.
  • You could be the match that saves a life!
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For two years my name has appeared on a very important list-The National Marrow Donor Program Registry(Be the Match Registry) My name is there because one day, that name could save a life.

Thousands of patients with leukemia and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry to find a match to save their life.

Patients need donors who are a genetic match. Even with a registry of millions, many patients cannot find a match. Donors with diverse racial or ethnic backgrounds are especially needed.

Because the markers used in matching are inherited, patients are more likely to match someone from their own race or ethnicity. Adding more donors and cord blood units from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds to the Be The Match Registry increases the likelihood that all patients will find the match they need.

Your heritage can make all the difference. If you are from one of the following communities, you are especially encouraged to join the Be The Match Registry or donate umbilical cord blood:

Black and African American
American Indian and Alaska Native
Asian, including South Asian
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
Hispanic and Latino
Multiple race

If you are between the ages of 18 and 60, please visit to see how you can help.

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About Cheryl Baumgartner Professional     Independent Associate with LegalShield

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Created on Feb 3rd 2011 20:32. Viewed 1,742 times.

Comments

Deb Simpson Senior   Health & Fitness Advocate
This is a very important area of medical treatment that could save more lives. Is Marrow included in the list of parts that an Organ Donor can supply?
Feb 4th 2011 05:14   
Barbara Young Advanced   E-Tailer/Director 501c3
This is so important to so many people who need the help of others. Another good idea is to put on your drivers license that you are a organ donor. You can help save someone life.
Feb 4th 2011 06:10   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Independent Associate with LegalShield
@Deb it's more like being a blood donor. You sign up for the registry and they will either send you a testing kit in the mail or if you sign up at a donor drive they will do the testing kit then. It's a simply cheek swab.

They will type and test you and put your name on the list. When a patient needs a marrow donation they first look at family members but if a family member cannot be found that is a match, they turn to this registry hoping that they come across a match among test tested donors.

I'm also an organ donor as was my daughter. When she died as a result of an automobile accident she gave one last precious gift with her death, hope. Her corneas and heart valves went to help someone else. I can't say it made her death easier but it did mean that her death was not a total loss.
Feb 4th 2011 07:13   
Jeff Greene Committed   Online Marketing Specialist/Consultant
I have a rare blood type that really seems to be in demand at certain times of the year... I'm all for donating blood as long as those licensed vampires let me out of there while I still have enough juice to live with! LOL!
Feb 4th 2011 08:35   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Independent Associate with LegalShield
I'm up to 2 1/2 gallons they have sucked out of me!
Feb 4th 2011 08:39   
Jeff Greene Committed   Online Marketing Specialist/Consultant
I'm registering online now... Oddly, they are having a drive at drexel university hospital, where i'm using a computer as we speak, but I don't have the time to stay for the physical exam... I gotta sell the news! :)
Feb 4th 2011 08:47   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Independent Associate with LegalShield
Good for you! Every new name on the list in another possible match that could save a life!
Feb 4th 2011 15:13   
Deb Simpson Senior   Health & Fitness Advocate
@Cheryl. I'm sorry to hear that you lost your daughter but I'm sure you are comforted in knowing that a part of her still lives on and is making a positive difference for another.
Feb 5th 2011 05:29   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Independent Associate with LegalShield
Yes I am. She is proof that our children see what we do. She would often go with me to the Red Cross when I would make blood donations. When she got her driver's license she asked me about being a donor since I was a donor as was my Mom.

It is a comfort to know that someone was given hope.
Feb 5th 2011 05:34   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Independent Associate with LegalShield
A lot of communities around the country are having donor drives in the upcoming weeks. Please share this so more people will be aware of the registry and maybe even get listed. This is all about saving lives!
Feb 5th 2011 21:40   
Donald C. Advanced   Freelancer
It's good to see someone raising awareness of this important cause. Refreshing to see that it's not all about business here, that it's about people.
Feb 6th 2011 10:10   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Independent Associate with LegalShield
I'm a firm believer in the registry, blood donation and Organ Donation. We can all do these small things to help.
Feb 6th 2011 10:37   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Independent Associate with LegalShield
Well Mr 'hiding behind a computer keyboard and pretending to be female to scam some unsuspecting soul with your "I love you" Bullsh*t'. You have been deleted and reported.
Feb 6th 2011 14:28   
Deb Simpson Senior   Health & Fitness Advocate
There is, or was, a guy on Facebook that I think was doing the same thing except he wasn't pretending to be female. He requested to add me as a friend. I checked his profile, requested more info from him, then he replied that he was looking for a special woman. Most of his friends were female. I was told he had tried to scam some of my friends so told him I was blocking him. Then found out he completely changed his profile but the name was the same.
Feb 7th 2011 02:49   
Chuks Okonta Professional   Internet marketer
National marrow program Just too wonderful i have bookmarked page to come to it regularly
Feb 7th 2011 07:05   
Amit Rivonkar Advanced   Online Earning
It is really heartening to know that, courtesy your efforts, thousands of those suffering from life-threatening diseases have something to look forward to.
Feb 7th 2011 07:05   
Sunny R. Advanced  Sunny
Thank You For share this kind of infomations which is very helpful for somebody..
Feb 7th 2011 07:07   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Independent Associate with LegalShield
The scammer that dropped the deleted message here has been banned before. he just cam beck with a new name and email address. The last time he was dumping it on profiles as testimonials. Hopefully he is gone again until next time.
Feb 7th 2011 07:09   
Mark Favero Junior   
I believe a lot in this program. I have been tested once
but did not match
Feb 7th 2011 09:13   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Independent Associate with LegalShield
@Mark They keep your results on the list so Keep your contact information updated. You could be a future match for someone else.
Feb 7th 2011 09:16   
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