I'll extend as we get closer to the new year, but I want to express how important it is to read up on what being in this registry might mean for someone’s life. My little sister Devika was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was a year old, and the Doctors didn’t hesitate to tell my parents how slim her chances of finding a Bone Marrow match were. BUT, the universe works in mysterious ways— because both my Older Sister and I turned out to be exact matches for everything for Devika. I wish that were the case for everyone.
Anyways, Meera ended up going through a Bone Marrow Transplant to save our little sister’s life (because I was still too young). I’m obviously still Devika’s match— but hey, if there’s a chance I’m anyone else’s, I’ll take it. I just want to do my part.
Below is a link to the registry website. Once you sign up there, they’ll send you a cheek swab kit in the mail, you follow the directions, and then they’ll add you to the registry. I know people who have waited 9 years for the registry, and people who have waited 2, but the most important thing is that they’re on there, and that they’re awesome enough to be down for saving someone’s life. Check it out!!