Taylor Castro has dedicated her life to her family and community, but the young mother of three never expected that she would one day be in need of a bone marrow transplant.
In early October 2018, six months after giving birth to her youngest daughter, Castro was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Her best hope for a cure is a bone marrow transplant.
“Even before my diagnosis, I knew about the importance of people joining the registry,” Castro said. “Now that I am actually in it, I can really see how sad it is. Not that many people are on the registry and a lot of people are dying.”
Castro has worked as a document control coordinator at the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center (STBTC), a subsidiary of nonprofit BioBridge Global, for almost two years. She also has volunteered for marrow awareness events, including World Marrow Donor Day.