I am a donor but how do I find out if I'm a match

If you are already registered to be a bone marrow donor— you will get a call / will be contacted whenever you are a match with someone!

As you all may have heard, there is a local Louisville teen who has been diagnosed with T-cell ALL, or acute lymphoblastic leukemia. His name is Owen McMasters. Owen is the younger brother of two of our friends, which only makes this matter even closer to home. Owen does not have a bone marrow donor match, and a match can potentially save his life- sending him into remission. Read Owen’s story here.

Owen said, “I take oral chemo every day, IV chemo at least one a month, and get three drugs in my spine every three months because that is what it takes to kill the cancer that has led to the worst sickness I have ever had, and hopefully the worst that I ever will have.”

We need people to get swabbed to see if they are a match. All you do is swab the inside of your cheek for 10 seconds. 

There have been several drives on campuses throughout the city, but if you have not been able to make it to one— here is info on how to sign up as a donor. It’s very likely you will never be called as a match on the registry, but if you do, it’s a simple act that could change and save someone else’s.

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