The Gift of Life
Imagine, now, being in a situation where your very life depends on the gift of a stranger. What is it like to live each day, not knowing if that gift will ever be forthcoming?
Joe Antanoff is waiting. Diagnosed this past November with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, this father-of-two needs a bone marrow transplant. Though family members have the best odds, neither of Joe’s siblings is a match. Now it is time to widen the familial circle to include all Ashkenazic Jews. Statistics suggest that Joe’s chances of finding a match are higher within our ethnic group.
Registration with the National Bone Marrow Registry is simple. All it requires is a simple blood test OR cheek swab. During the rest of this month, the $60.00 registration fee is waved if you enter “Joseph” as the promo code.
Please consider registering. It might be the first step to gifting life.
As we are taught in Sanhedrin 37a, to save a life it is as though one has saved a world.