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Like so many, I've been moved by six-year old <http://oneforjasmina.com/> Jasmina's desperate search to find a matched unrelated donor. For her aggressive form of leukemia, a bone marrow transplant holds the only hope of a cure.
Kai, <http://www.hopeforkai.com/>, who is four-years old, is also suffering from leukemia. He too is searching for a life-saving donor.
These two remarkable, resilient kids have inspired me. I contacted <http://www.dkmsamericas.org/> DKMS, which is coordinating the donor search for both Jasmina and Kai, to find out how I may be able to help.
The result is this e-donor drive.
So, I need your help. If you're healthy, I hope that you will register to become a bone marrow donor.
Even if you are not found to be a match for Jasmina or Kai, you may be the single hope that someone else has been waiting for.
It only takes one person to save a life.
As the fortunate recipient of an anonymous donor's selfless generosity, I can speak firsthand about how critical this period is right now to these two precious kids and their families.In order to register as a donor you must first check to see if you are <http://www.dkmsamericas.org/category/bone-marrow-donors/become-marrow-donor/eligibility> eligible, then you must read about the <http://www.dkmsamericas.org/category/marrow-donors/become-marrow-donor/understand-your-commitment> commitment involved to ensure that you understand what it means to register as a bone marrow donor.
Once you have done this, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com> stating that you are eligible and understand your commitment.
Please include the following drive code: DBC001.
Though I have not yet had the great honor of meeting the individual, who saved this stranger's life, I hope our paths will cross in the not-to-distant future. Just think: you may be the match for Jasmina, Kai, or someone else. Please spread the word!