The SlyeStrong#6 Foundation volunteers spent Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19 2016, conducting a “Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive.” We were able to help register 20 new donor candidates on site, as well as an additional 8 more who requested a kit be sent to their home.
On October 23, (AJ’s Birthday, no less) we received an email from Bethe Match…
WE FOUND A MATCH! From you event in June there was a preliminary match for a patient. This does not necessarily mean that the person will be a donor, but they are in the running! This is incredible! I, unfortunately can’t tell you the name of the person (confidentiality) but wanted to let you know that Slye Strong 6 is working miracles..”
This is incredible news! Someone we helped register has the potential of becoming a lifesaving donor! They will have to go through additional screening to get to help. According to Be the Match, 1 in 540 go on to donate.
This goes to show that even from a small pool of volunteers, there is a potential for GREAT things to happen!
For more information on the bone marrow donation registry, please go to bethematch.org
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!