Visit Jessica Grossman's blog: www.jonathanatthehospital.blogspot.com
Jessica and Jason Grossman created a Facebook public
group to help their father:
The Bone Marrow Hunt To Save Our Father's Life
and Jason Grossman created a Facebook EVENT PAGE for
the April 26th, 2009 Bone
Marrow drive .
OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network is responsible for finding
and matching volunteer donors for patients who require stem
cell transplants. Fewer than 30 per cent of patients who need
stem cell transplants find a compatible donor within their
own families. The rest rely on those who have volunteered
to donate stem cells to anyone in need.
Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation: Gift of Life has been
a leader in the world of donor registries. It was the first
to utilize bloodless (buccal swab) testing routinely at donor
Recruitment groups are welcome to establish funds with Gift
of Life. When contributions are received at Gift of Life in
support of a particular group, they will be credited to the
fund and used for the purpose of underwriting the cost of
the group's testing. Please read how
to donate on behalf of the Grossman's.
It is important that the group notify their constituents
to include the group name either in the memo section of the
check or in a letter accompanying the check. If the contribution
is made online at giftoflife.org, a notation can be made in
the comments field or fund drop-down list box. Gift of Life
will issue tax receipts for contributions received from U.S.
and Canadian contributors."
MPD Foundation. The MPD Foundation's primary mission is
to stimulate original research in pursuit of new treatments
and eventually a cure for polycythemia vera, myelofibrosis
and essential thrombocythemia. Read more about Jonathan's
type of myelofibrosis. Visit: MPDFoundation.org
the Cord Foundation was established to create and provide
educational awareness and to distribute unbiased, factual
information concerning the life-saving benefits of cord blood.
The National Marrow Donor Foundation has the list of over
300,000 cord blood units immediately available. Please visit
our web site at www.savethecordfoundation.org
James Ilari, 24, was recently been diagnosed with Severe
Aplastic Anemia (SAA) and decided to create the website to
create awareness and provide information about the disease,
the importance of giving blood and becoming a bone marrow/stem
cell donor, and finally to tell his story in the hopes it
will help others battling the same illness.
News April 8 2009! THEY FOUND A MATCH!!!!
James has great news... they found a perfect match!! Read
Jonathan Grossman's Bone Marrow Drive is now listed on the
home page of Joe
Volpe, Liberal Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence
in Toronto. Visit
Joe Volpe's Website for more information.