One St. Louis family with four boys with a rare blood disease for which bone marrow transplants are the only cure need your help right now. The two older brothers Sean a Sophomore at Lindenwood and Patrick a junior at CBC are in immediate need of a marrow match and they are a perfect match to each other- so one donor can save them both.
Most people don't realize that to register is a swab of the inside of each cheek. It's that simple- and the second and more important information is that donation is not the awful process that is depicted on TV shows.
If you are a match then donation is either an I.V. where blood is drawn and necessary cells are removed- your blood is returned. Or if marrow is needed for a better result for the recipient- you go under a mild anesthesia a needle is used to draw marrow and you will have a sore hip for about a week. Of course- you've saved a life. a sore hip for about a week. Of course- you've saved a life.
A fifth local drive in the last six weeks will be held at Ladue Horton Watkins High School on April 28th- 10am-4pm. It takes about 15 minutes to register and we will have a kids corner for small kids while parents register.
If you can't make it to the drive- you can register at: getswabbed.org and they will send you a free cheek swab kit.
To learn more about the Murrys: marrowformurrys.com