a SPECIAL guest post: please read, please tweet, please please please

29 Jun

I was twittering away this afternoon (yeah, I know, big surprise) when my friend Denise tweeted a link about bone marrow transplants. After watching a video and tweeting back and forth, I knew I had to help in some little way.

So, I give you Denise and her story about Jo!!

 

 

My colleague Jo is turning 40.

jo is 40

Normally, that would be celebrated with a card or a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! email. Normally.

Jo wants something bigger. Something better.

Jo wants to raise awareness about bone marrow registration and save another life.

Jo is the 7th oldest living bone marrow transplant recipient. (I can’t even type that without goosebumps.)

She is celebrating her 40th birthday today because someone registered and matched.  In her case it was her brother, Kevin.

jo and winset both bone marrow transplant recipients

She is pictured on the right with Baby Winslet who recently received a bone marrow transplant as well.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

You can join the bone marrow registry by visiting Be the Match, answering some qualifying questions, filling out the registration kit order form and then following the instructions to swab cheek cells and return the sample.

Simple.

THE GIVEAWAY

To increase awareness about the importance of bone marrow registry in honor of Jo’s birthday, some other friends of Jo are running a giveaway closing at midnight CST Thursday 6/30. The winner will receive $100 Amazon gift card and $100 donation to Be the Match in their name.

To enter (each tweet is an entry, please leave a comment here for each):

  • Tweet this:  It is easy to join the #bonemarrow registry: http://marrow.org/ @bethematch and you could save a life #jois40
  • Tweet this:  RT @bethematch Join the fight! >10,000 patients/yr need matching #bonemarrow donor… http://mrrw.org/6015RH9P #jois40
  • Tweet this:  #bonemarrow donors save lives – are you one?  http://marrow.org @bethematch #jois40
  • Tweet this contest link with #jois40 hashtag
  • Tweet something in your own words about Bone Marrow Registry and please add the #jois40 hashtag

We really want to get the message out, so feel free to enter up to a total of 10 times.

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7 Responses to “a SPECIAL guest post: please read, please tweet, please please please”

  1. @FitInmyheart June 29, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    This is Beautiful!!! Happy Birthday, Jo!!!!

  2. KCLAnderson (Karen) June 29, 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    Done done done!!

  3. Kat June 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    Beautiful idea.
    Tweeted #1

  4. Kat June 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    Tweeted #2

  5. Kat June 29, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    Tweeted #3

  6. Coco June 30, 2011 at 7:47 am #

    Thanks for spreading the word. I tweeted.

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