Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bone Marrow Drive - Ayelet Galena

In the eight years I've maintained this blog, there have been over 800 posts published and yet I've never used this blog for a purpose such as this. Until now.

Seth Galena is one-half of the creative and comedic energy behind the website Bangitout.com ("Kosher Comedy Community"). I've been a fan of Bangitout.com for years and have gotten to know Seth and his brother/partner Isaac Galena in the Cyber World, though we've never met in person.

Now Seth and his family need some important assistance and I'd like to help spread the word. Please keep reading...

Ayelet, a loveable one-year-old daughter to Hindy Poupko and Seth Galena was recently diagnosed with a rare bone marrow failure disorder and is in need of a bone marrow transplant to survive. They are in the search for a perfect match and need your help. Since tissue type is inherited, Ayelet's best chance of finding a genetically matched donor lies with those of Eastern European ancestry, however, there are many patients of all backgrounds in need of donors for transplants, so we encourage everyone to join the registry. You never know who may need one. It’s a simple cheek swab sample to help save a life!

To join the Bone Marrow Registry, you only need to be between the ages of 18-60, be willing to donate to any patient in need and meet the health guidelines. Once you join you never need to join again. For more info go to BeTheMatch.org.

Bone Marrow Drives to help locate a donor for Ayelet are taking place all over the country. I highly encourage you to find one and join the Bone Marrow Registry.

Whoever saves a single life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.
-Babylonian Talmud Tractate Sanhedrin 37a

2 comments:

Maurice said...

When I was in college I responded to a request like this that came through national Hillel, in the hopes of finding a match for a young woman in need of a donor. While I didn't match the young woman, I did end up matching another person (a Jewish woman in her 40s). Donating bone marrow was a simple procedure (and your body naturally replaces the bone marrow that you donate over a couple weeks or so). Doing this meant the world to her and her family and gave me the gift of having had the opportunity to perform a rare mitzvah that continues to give me good feelings about myself 20 years later. I highly encourage people to go ahead and sign up!

Maniapal-International said...

Bone Marrow Transplant in India It is the treatment for the people suffering from serious disease such as cancer but same like other transplantation surgeries this disease too suffers from shortage of donors creating a chaos and less hopes for people suffering from it and with the endangerment of toxic death to be faced in early young age by the patient manipal international patient care