Wednesday, December 08, 2021
Donor Registry Event Canceled,  But Effort To Help 10-Year-Old Continues

Donor Registry Event Canceled, But Effort To Help 10-Year-Old Continues

Unfortunately, a drive thru Be The Match Registry event had to be canceled on Friday.

However, the Be The Match Registry is still hoping to find a bone marrow donor for 10-year-old Thor Forte of Havelock who is battling sickle cell disease.

It only takes a simple cheek swab to join the registry and it’s free for those donors between 18-44 years old.

Thor is one of 10,000 patients each year who are battling blood cancer like leukemia, or life-threatening blood diseases like sickle cell disease, who are in search of an unrelated blood stem cell donor.  Approximately 1 in 430 members on the registry will go on to donate life-saving blood stem cells.

You can still join the registry by texting “curethor” (all one word) to the number 61474.  You can find more information online at bethematch.org.

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