Be the Match Marrow Screening Drive
Hosted by Riverside county Sheriff Department
Tuesday December 11, 2012 from 10am – 2pm
Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center,
16791 Davis Ave, Riverside CA 92518
Patients need registery members ages 18-44
1) Be willing to donate to any patient in need.
2) Meet the health guidelines
3) Agree to keep contact information current so the Be the Match can reach you quickly if you are a match
4) If you are age 45-60, you may join the registry online with a $100 tax-deductible contribution.
There are some heath guidelines that could prevent you from joining the registry. Please see the guidelines on www.facebook.com/salsstory
We want to say thank you so much to all of our supporters. Sal is home and relaxing as much as he can with three kids and our active lives.
I know many people see Sal and say, “oh you look good”. Sal looks good but he is still fighting and we need help. Please help us spread the word about the Be the Match program. When Sal was first diagnosed with cancer he would tell me that he was afraid that people would forget about him after a while. Over the past six month we have struggled to keep everyone in the loop on how he is doing and what they can do to help.
I want to show Sal how much everyone loves and cares for him by trying to raise at least $5,000 for the Be the Match program. Please help me in this mission so that Sal can see that there are people out there that want to help! The money that is raised will go to help pay for the swab kits and testing that are mailed out each day.
When you make a donation, please make sure you go to our link that Be the Match/City of Hope has setup for us so that we can track how much money has been raised.
Thank you for your support!
Please share the news report on Sal that was aired tonight on CBS2. We wanted to make sure people are aware of the need of a bone marrow donor. If you would like to sing up as a bone marrow donor, please go to www.bethematch.org.
Here is the link for the TV interview
Sal came home yesterday! He is doing pretty good. We still have one more round on consolidation chemo that he will probably start around the first or second week of December. We are still looking for a bone marrow donor and we are hoping with the news coverage that Sal has received over the past few days that it will help.
Please make sure you watch the 6pm news on CBS2. Greg Mills came to our home today and did an interview with Sal and I. We are very greatful that CBS is doing the story and hope this helps!
Sal is still waiting for his numbers to go up. He has had three platelet transfusions so far and his numbers are still low. He has to be very careful that he doesn’t have any bleeding because his platelets are so low. His white blood count is still at 0.4, platelets are at 17 so he may have to have another transfusion tomorrow. We will keep everyone updated as things come up. Thank you for your support
Sal only has one more round of chemo after he gets out from this round, so if you haven’t already signed up for www.bethematch.org PLEASE do it as soon as possible. The sooner we find a match while Sal is in remission the better we will be. If he goes out of remission or the leukemia blasts show up in his blood they will no longer be able to help him. Without a match this could very easily happen. This is why finding a match is so important! One of his doctors said that it could be ten years before it comes back or it could be 3 months after his last chemo. They don’t know how long, but they do know that it usually does come back and that is why it is so important to find a match.