Be a Match - Save a Life

You could be the one match that saves a life.

I know that you are a generous and caring lot. One of your neighbours has been thrown into the world-wide search for a stem cell donor match without much luck. Many others world-wide are also waiting and hoping. Will you help expand the registry? Please read this information and think about what you can do to help.

OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network has an immediate need for young and ethnically diverse people between the ages of 17 to 35 to register as potential stem cell or bone marrow donors. Chances are you may never be matched and your participation would end with registering but you could save the life of a child, young parent, or someone’s granny. It is free and painless to register. Just visit www.onematch.ca or call 1-888-236-6283.

If you cannot or do not feel you want to register, you can help by spreading the word to family, friends and community, or by donating blood. If you are willing to promote OneMatch, you can contact the above for posters, pamphlets, or for help contacting someone from OneMatch who will coordinate a campaign in your business, club, or community.

Louise lives in Boyle Street.

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