Could you save a life?

There are many ways to save lives. Some involve acts of great courage and heroism. Other ways require less in the way of personal safety but involve a different sort of sacrifice; a fortune, perhaps, or effort, a lifetime of dedication. And then there are some ways that really are simple and safe, yet really do make a difference in saving lives. A mosquito net. A vaccine. How about a saliva swab?

My compassionate and motivated friend Jill, co-founder of the Silicon Valley Moms Blog, is saving lives. She is sponsoring a bone marrow drive:

Silicon Valley Moms Blog Bone Marrow Drive
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2008
Location: 95 Crescent Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (right near highway 101)
Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm

What a great way to increase the quantity and diversity of the marrow donor pool; if more people, particularly people of different races and ethnicities, committed to this effort, we could helf increase likelihood of finding matches for people who need it. So if you live in the area and are between the ages of 18 to 60, please consider giving a saliva sample to the National Marrow Donor Program and committing to donating bone marrow if a match is found. Maybe you could save a life too.

2 comments:

Jill Asher said...

Ana.
Thank you so much for posting this on your site....

Jil

GiftOfLife said...

If any of your readers missed out on that drive, they haven't missed their chance to help out: Gift of Life is still actively looking for donors. It's also trying to raise awareness and get people involved through social media -- and that includes finding bloggers who know how to get a message out, and working with them to get people interested in donating.