Greetings to All,
My name is Crystal Price, on February 19, 2008, our only child, Woodrow Bernard Price, Jr. or as we call him, “Tre’” was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. After about two weeks of treatment, he went into remission until now. Woodrow has had a relapse and the Leukemia has returned, because of this, he is having to endure very aggressive treatment and will have to undergo a Bone Marrow Transplant. These treatments consist of Spinal Taps, Bone Marrow Aspirations. MRI’S and Chemotherapy just to name a few.
Our son is just one of many who need a Bone Marrow Transplant, but find it difficult to locate a donor match. Until his diagnosis, Woodrow was an active child with a passion for football, on and off the field. It is time that our community comes together to give back in a significant way to help those in need of this donation.
I was speaking to one of the doctors here at the hospital who informed me that out of approximately 8 million donors, only approximately 600,000 are minorities. These numbers put us in a very difficult position as a minority trying to find a donor match.
The National Marrow Donor Program has a foundation called: Be the Match. This foundation organizes Donor Registry events in the community as well as assists you in organizing your own if you are interested.
Please check out this link: www.marrow.org to learn more about this program. To find out about events in our area, just click on the "Join the Registry" tab and then click on the tab to the left that says, "Join in Person" and then enter in your zip code. Please check the website for more information or contact me by e-mail.
Please, please pass this information along to everyone you know, even if they do not live in our area, they can check the website for events being held where they live by entering their zip code. It does not matter where you register, anyone and everyone who registers will be listed on the main “Donor Registry” for anyone in need of finding a donor match. I cannot express enough how important this registration is and what it means to many possible recipients. Please go out and register. Your donation can save a life. Thank you.
Crystal K. Price ~~ firstname.lastname@example.org