A few months ago I decided that I needed to set an example for my kids of the type of person I want them to be. I want them to be the type of person that helps human beings. I want them to be empathetic, compassionate, and kind. I want them to care about human life, even if they don’t know the person. I want to be that person too.
My first step was to register as a donor of Be The Match
Be The Match matches donors and patients with life-threatening blood cancers. Bone marrow of the donor can save that patient’s life.
So, I sent away for my kit (see picture above). The process is easy. Stab your cheek and stick on the car. Then send it back. That is it
This week I received my donor card in the mail. This means I am officially registered. When a patient needs marrow, they will be screened and matched.
For information on the donation process click here
I have no idea if I will ever be matched. But even if I am not, I want to show my children that I am willing to help those that I do not know. If you are able to do something for someone you should. I would hope for the kindness of strangers if I or one of my kids needed it. I don’t want to wait until we need something to get involved. I want to pay it forward. Compassion and understanding create a better community for our children to grow up in.
For more information or to register as a donor yourself head on over to https://bethematch.org