Team Matthew: See If You're A Match

Monday, April 27, 2009

If you come to this site regularly (or even if not) you can't really help but not see the Asian American Donor Program's logo on the sidebar. It's something I think is important to do because even if you aren't a match - you could be - and that's what really matters.

Just to make the point a little more clear, let me direct you to teamMATTHEW where you can find out about Matthew who's in need of a bone marrow transplant:

Matthew was like any other healthy vibrant 25 year-old, full of life and ready to take on the world, until he was unexpectedly diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) in June 2007. He underwent chemotherapy for sixteen months, overcoming one complication after another, fighting for his life and ultimately reaching remission. Unfortunately, six months after his last round of chemotherapy, Matthew relapsed in February 2009. He is now 27 years old and in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant to save his life.

With the support of loving friends and family, Team Matthew is setting out to raise awareness of Leukemia, its impacts on the community, and how they can help increase the chances of finding a matching donor for blood cancer patients.

Doesn't mean you'll be a match - but you could be - and seriously - how could you at least not want to try when you could be helping out a guy like Matthew and others - who btw - are also probably better looking than you - and that means that jealousy would be the only thing stopping you - and that's not a great excuse.