Baby Tattooville alum Amanda Visell is organizing a bone marrow drive for one of her close friends who has had a relapse with his leukemia. None of his family members are a match and he desperately needs a bone marrow transplant to survive. Not that this should be the reason why you would get tested to see if you are a match, but she is willing to send you an original drawing if you do go through with it. Check all the details after the jump if you are interested.
Hello people. So my â€œdorkasaurusâ€ friend Justin has relapsed with Leukemia. The last time round they fought it with chemotherapy. This time he is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. None of his family members are a match. This is where all of us come in.
Please get tested to see if you are a match. To get tested is really simple and only requires a mouth swab or a very quick blood test. There is a $50 fee for processing the marrow sample, but if you donate blood too, then the cost is waived. You can also get a kit mailed to you.
If you get tested I will send you an original drawing. Its a great way to start the new year.
Here is Justinâ€™s email. He can fill you in on the info you need to know.
If you are in the greater LA area, you can go directly to City of Hope to donate blood and get tested at the same time.
If you arenâ€™t in the LA area, here are some links for registering with the National Bone Marrow Registry, the entire registry is a worldwide network and is also linked in with the Red Cross, so there are lots of places to go if you arenâ€™t in the LA area. Here are links to figure out where the closest is for you: