How you can Help
We are encouraging everyone to get tested as soon as possible.
Donating bone marrow and/or stem cells poses little risk
to the donor as your body will regenerate the missing cells
quite quickly. But it could save someone life.
First stage testing is a simple cheek swab that gets sent
to a lab for analysis. If this test shows you to be a likely
compatible donor, you will be contacted and asked to undergo
a blood test and health assessment to confirm your ability
to be a donor. Successful donors will have their expenses
can get a FREE cheek swab test kit sent to them by mail by
filing out the online form at:www.onematch.ca
can get a cheek swab kit sent to them by mail for a $54 tax-deductible
contribution to cover laboratory testing costs. Use the online
form located at www.giftoflife.com
We urge you to, please, take the time to fill out the information,
test yourself, and mail it back.
It will take a small bit of time out of your day, but it
could add many more years to someone in desperate need of
With heartfelt thanks,
The Grossman Family
P.S. We also appreciate anyone who can donate
to help us fund the bone marrow drive and compatibility testing
kits from Gift
of Life. These kits alone cost us US$54 per
kit (or CDN$67) each and any donation towards helping us with
some of these costs is much appreciated.