A few days later, Jennifer was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). While she is currently undergoing aggressive treatment, her doctors believe Jennifer’s best shot will likely be a bone marrow transplant. With no matching donor in her family, Jennifer will be forced to enter the nerve-wracking search for an unrelated donor.
Jennifer currently resides in New Jersey, but she still maintains close relationships with her friends and family in Franklin. Her supporters have teamed up with Delete Blood Cancer DKMS to host a bone marrow donor registration drive in her honor, hoping to register more potential matches for her and every other patient in need of a donor outside of their family.
The event will take place on Saturday, February 6th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Franklin YMCA at 45 Forge Hill Road in Franklin, MA.
Every day thousands of patients search for a bone marrow donor match, but less than half will find a match and receive a transplant. Registration is quick and simple, involving the completion of a registration form and swabbing the inside of the cheeks. Most in good health between the ages of 18-55 are eligible. For those who cannot make it to the drive, you can find more information and register online at DeleteBloodCancer.org.
About Delete Blood Cancer DKMS
Delete Blood Cancer DKMS is part of the world’s largest network of donor centers. Our mission is to build the number of suitable bone marrow and stem cell donors, because we believe that no life should be lost due to an inability to find a donor match. We have registered more than 5.9 million potential donors and facilitated more than 53,000 transplants around the world. But we’re not stopping there. We lead the fight against blood cancer by working with families, communities and organizations to recruit donors and provide more patients with second chances at life.
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For more information or to register as a bone marrow donor, please visit DeleteBloodCancer.org.