Team Taylor Marrow Donor Registry Drive

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 1:45pm to Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 11:00pm

Join the marrow registry

GenCure, in partnership with Be The Match, is helping find marrow donors for Taylor and patients like her. Signing up for the Be The Match Registry simply means you are making yourself available to patients who might one day need you. If you are between the ages of 18 to 44, you can register for the Be the Match Registry®! Text GenCure to 61474 or click the button below and use promo code TeamTaylor to start the registration process.

 

 

For more information contact: 
Melinda Dixon
Community Engagement Representative
361-438-2785
 

Share the blood

Another way to help Taylor and patients like her is to donate blood or platelets at a South Texas Blood & Tissue Center donor room or mobile drive. Your donations are administered during chemotherapy to help replenish crucial blood cells lost during treatment. We encourage all eligible donors to help save the lives of patients by stopping by or scheduling your donation.

This January, receive a $10 H-E-gift card when you make a blood donation. Platelet or type O donors receive a $20 H-E-B gift card for their donation. 

Schedule today!

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Taylor's Story

Taylor is a mother of 3 who is battling acute myeloid leukemia. 

Just six months after giving birth to her youngest child, Taylor went to the doctor with an ear infection. After testing, she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.

Taylor recently underwent seven consecutive days of chemo treatment, and stayed in the hospital for 3 weeks. During her treatment, she received 14 platelet, 2 plasma, and 6 whole blood transfusions.

Her best hope for a cure is a bone marrow transplant.


How GenCure is jumping in to help

GenCure, a partner and authorized donor center of the Be The Match Program, coordinates donor registration, marrow donation and search activities providing donor suitability, management, collection and processing of stem cells for patients hoping for a cure.

Its marrow donor program hosts marrow registration drives and special events across South Texas to find donors for patients like Taylor and promote awareness about the urgent need for more potential donors.

What do you say to someone who has saved your life? Watch Samuel and Sarah's story.


What does the donation process entail?

Watch this step-by-step video to learn about every step of the donation process.

Congratulations! You are a potential match for a patient in need of a marrow/stem cell transplant... but what does that mean?

 


Social Media Resources

Taylor and patients like her are in need of a marrow transplant. The best way to find a possible match is by getting people to sign up for the Be the Match Registry®. Help share the importance of joining the registry with others on social media. Click below to download our social media tools or share Taylor's YouTube video and help spread the word!

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