It’s hard to believe that less than 2% of Americans are registered on the National Bone Marrow Registry.
With a 1 in 100 chance of being a match to anyone, those numbers are horrifying to us.
To sign up to be a potential life saver, please go to: https://www.dkms.org/en
They will send you a free swab kit in the mail – right to your own home. It’s easy to register. Please choose Hallie Barnard when they asked how you were referred. It makes us feel good to know we are helping to save lives. It’s easy to swab. It takes less than 5 minutes. And it will make you feel good to know that you might be saving a life.
DKMS began with one family’s search for a bone marrow donor. In 1990, Peter Harf and his daughters went door-to-door in an effort to find a donor match for his wife and their mother, Mechtild Harf. They registered 68,000 donors in just one year. Sadly, Mechtild lost her battle, but in her honor, the Harfs started a bone marrow donor center (DKMS) that has since grown to be the world’s largest. They have branches in the U.S., Germany, the U.K., Poland and Spain. Globally, they have registered over 5 million donors and provided more than 51,000 patients with second chances at life.
Be someone’s second chance. Register today.