Mine For Cline Bone Marrow Donation

Mine For Cline Bone Marrow Donation Drive

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Many of you know that my five-year-old nephew, Cline, suffers from a rare blood disorder that causes him to have a depleted immune system, putting him at an extremely high risk for infection and sickness. Cline's doctors have determined that the best chance for him to have a happy, healthy future is to receive a bone marrow transplant.

Unfortunately, Cline is not a match for any of the 11 million people on the donor registry. This is where YOU come in! Along with some pretty spectacular volunteers, I'm holding a bone marrow donation drive to get people registered as potential bone marrow donors, and not just for Cline, but for anyone's nephew, child, sibling, or friend who is waiting on a life-saving transplant.

Please join me and my friends on December 6 at the Pure Barre Studios in Queen Anne, Greenlake, and Bellevue during class times from around 7:15-2:00 to get swabbed!

Pure Barre Queen Anne
Pure Barre Green Lake
Pure Barre Bellevue

We will be taking "swabbies," giving away some cool stuff, and most importantly working together to SAVE SOME LIVES.

Registering is easy. You'll just fill out some paper work, swab your cheeks, and in a few months' time find out if you're a match for Cline or anyone else on the list. About one of every 40 people on the registry will be eligible for additional testing, but only one in 500 people will end up being a definite match and asked to donate. Please message me if you have any questions about donating.

Can't make the drive?
1. Please share this event and Cline's story with everyone you know. The more people that register, the better our chances!
2. Order an at-home swab kit from deletebloodcancer.org or bethematch.org. They will send a free kit to your home where you can swab and mail it back to join the list!

I cannot even tell you what a wonderful, polite, sweet sweet boy Cline is. He deserves every chance at the normal, fun-filled life that most of us are blessed with. Please join me in registering and spreading the word!

xoxo
Amanda

Watch a video about Cline here: http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/2014/10/29/boy-with-rare-blood-disease-needs-marrow-transplant/18142089/

Join the Mine for Cline Facebook group to keep up on his progress.

Mine For Cline Bone Marrow Donation Drive

Saturday, Dec. 6th 2014 at 7:15am-2pm

Pure Barre Queen Anne, Greenlake, and Bellevue

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.