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(Moderator note: Due to the special nature of this thread an exception has been made to the duplicate posts rule and this thread is posted in two forums)
Hello fellow divers, particularly those of Filipino ethnicity....
A non-diving-related plea... A good friend of mine is battling cancer for the second time, and this time her only hope is a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, as a Filipina, she needs a donor NOW who is all or part Filipino, and Filipinos are gravely under-represented on the National Marrow Donor Registry. Her only hope is to get the word out to the Filipino community—but each day she loses looking for a match, her chances of surviving drop. Anyone who is all or part Filipino and between the ages of 18 and 61 is a potential donor. Please see her Web site to read more about her plight, learn more about donating, and find your nearest registration location.
Please help her—and the many other Filipinos who are in a desperate situation like hers—and sign up to become a bone marrow donor. Signing up is easy—you just fill out a simple application, and the blood test is FREE for all minorities. Signing up to be a donor does not obligate you to donate any bone marrow. You do not have to make the decision to donate until an actual match is found.
Just think, a little paperwork and one little pinprick on your finger, plus the time you take out of your day to do it, could make all the difference in saving someone's life. Visit Christine's Web site, or call the National Marrow Donor Registry TODAY at 1-800-MARROW2 (1-800-627-7692).
Last edited by Kim; February 7th, 2006 at 08:08 PM.