Friday, January 25, 2008

the ripple effect

i just got news of something that's goosebump-worthy and i couldn't wait until after-hours to share.

last year, i organized a bone marrow drive at green team for anthony. the way it works is that you come in, give a tiny sample of blood which is analyzed for certain attributes, and you are added to a global database of potential bone marrow donors. so anytime someone from around the world needs a bone marrow transplant, the genetic factors of each person is the database is scanned against those of the person needing the transplant and hopefully a match is found.

if there is a 1st round match, there are a few more rounds, to go deeper into the genetic info and confirm that its a true match.

i just found out that one of my good friends from that drive, has just one more test to go to prove she is a match! how. amazing. is. that. hopefully, we'll have had a hand in potentially saving a life. i don't even really have the words to express how this makes me feel. i'll work on that...and keep you posted for sure.

and i am *not* teary. okay, well maybe a little, and only in the best way.

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