Wednesday, December 9, 2009

perfect match...

I found one. Or one found me.

Remember this? I volunteered for a bone marrow registry back in June. 6 months ago. I have friends who have been in the registry for years. Only 1 in a hundred or so people will be matched with someone in their lifetime. I was just notified that I'm a match for someone. There's a good chance I'll be donating in the coming months. The chance that I would even be notified (whether or not I turn out to be a "perfect" match and therefore donate) is less than 1%.

How's that for making someone feel special?

9 comments:

MCW said...

Wow. That is amazing! I am on the list and have been for years...What a selfless thing to do.

Little Match Girl said...

That is so great! It is really a mitzvah.

Ms. M said...

That is so fantastic! Good for you to do that... what a small percent! I'm sending good wishes your way that all turns out well.

TudorCity Girl said...

Oh my gosh!!! That is truly amazing. SO wonderful you signed up for that and yes- you have truly made someone (and their family & friend's) Christmas miracle wish come true!!!
Now go out tonight and treat yourself to a great celebration you deserve. :)

DSS said...

How special! I was a match of some sorts in college, but when they narrowed it down even further there was a better match. It was a little bit scary, but at the same time I was so excited to know that I could help to save someone's life!

Please keep up posted :)

DSS said...

How special! I was a match of some sorts in college, but when they narrowed it down even further there was a better match. It was a little bit scary, but at the same time I was so excited to know that I could help to save someone's life!

Please keep up posted :)

Melissa said...

Hey Marie! I love finding other NY bloggers! I wrote to you over on my blog but wanted to let you know that I'd love for you to send in your My New York and/or Gypsy Series stories! Thanks again for stopping by =]

Melissa said...

And I forgot to mention how amazing it is for you to do this. My Uncle's a 2-time Lymphoma survivor, and his bone-marrow transplant is what really saved his life. So thank you for helping to save a life.

Alicia said...

This is amazing! I've never really thought about that before... Maybe I'll have to look into it for myself...