Hill Country OB/GYN Associates Hosting Be the Match Donor Drive
The drive is in support of the Be the Match registry, which throughout the past 25 years has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world in a fight against life-threatening blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma.
Hill Country OB/GYN Associates has been greatly impacted by this disease. Two years ago, the mother of our lead Medical Assistant was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), a rapidly aggressive blood cancer in August 2016. Although a match for her mother was found in the registry, she passed away from complications in February 2017. This year, our Medical Assistant, Rosie, was diagnosed with AML on May 4, 2018. Since her diagnosis Rosie has gone through multiple treatments and will receive the marrow transplant once her nutrition improves.
Our goal is to bring awareness to the disease and increase the number of potential donors in the community. Signing up for the Be The Match Registry simply means you are making yourself available to patients who might one day need you. If you are between the ages of 18 to 44, you can register for the Be The Match online! Use our link to register and help save lives.
Questions about the donation process, or for more information on Be the Match, contact firstname.lastname@example.org