Five years ago today our very good friends lost their little boy Trevor Austin Kott to AML – Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He was 6 months old. If he had a bone marrow match he may have survived this horrible disease. He had a rare blood type and there was never any bone marrow match for him.
I urge you, if you are not swabbed, get swabbed! It is not painful. It is simply a Q-tip that is swabbed across the inside of your cheek. It is then put into a national registry and if you are a match, you will be called upon to donate bone marrow and possibly save a life.
For great information on bone marrow donation including where to get swabbed in your area, visit www.bethematch.com.
Until next time, the mothership is signing off.