My name is Kim Roper and I need your help.
I have cancer. Neither radiation therapy nor chemotherapy has controlled my Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. I now need a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, there currently is no bone marrow match for me in the national registry.
I have no siblings and am dependent on the national registry to find a donor match. It is easy to see if you are a potential match for me or for any one of the hundreds of people who need a life-saving bone marrow transplant. All it takes is a few minutes of your time and a cotton swab.
You have the power to save a life. Take the test. Spread the word.
How to Join the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)
Like most of you, I had no idea that people with cancer depend on the national registry to find a bone marrow match to save their life. I also had no idea how easy it was to get tested and that all it takes is a cotton swab. You might not end up being a match for me, but by registering and getting tested, you might someday save the life of someone else.
Take the test. Ask your family and friends to take the test. You can make a difference. Thank you.
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Donor Drives at Ohio State vs. Penn State Hockey Games - Jan 30, 2014
Match4Kim will be conducting two donor registration drives at the Ohio State vs. Penn State hockey games this weekend in Columbus. The first drive will occur on Friday, January 31 between 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM in the Fred Taylor Room in the concourse of the Jerome Schottenstein Center. The second drive will take place on Saturday, February 1 between 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM at the same location.
There will be announcements during the game. There will also be a tribute to David Glen, a captain on the Penn State hockey team, who will be missing the game because he just recently made a bone marrow donation. David registered at a Match4Kim donor drive that took place in the fall of 2012 in State College that was organized and hosted by Drew Roper and the Penn State lacrosse team. To read more about David and his amazing story story, click here.
Come on out and see some great Big Ten hockey action and register to be a bone marrow donor!
PSU Hockey Player Matches - Jan 29, 2014
Penn State ice hockey player David Glen was one of the hundreds of Penn State students who registered at the Match4Kim drive held at Penn State in November of 2012. The PSU drive was organized and hosted by Drew Roper and the Penn State lacrosse team. To date, it remains the largest Match4Kim drive.
Although David did not match for Kim, he did match for someone else who has leukemia and who needed a life-saving bone marrow transplant. David made his donation this week. Way to go David!!
Of the over 4000 people who have registered so far at Match4Kim donor drives, David is the second person who has matched for someone else and who actually donated life-saving bone marrow for someone in need.
Ohio Wesleyan Field Hockey to Host Donor Drive - Oct 21, 2013
A Match4Kim donor drive will take place at Selby Stadium before, during and after the Ohio Wesleyan vs. Wittenberg field hockey game scheduled to begin at 4:00 PM. The donor drive will be at Selby Stadium and will last from 3:30 PM until 6:30 PM.
Thank you Coach Hannah Allison and the rest of the OWU field hockey team for coordinating this event.
Otterbein University to Host Donor Drive - Feb 19, 2013
Otterbein University will be hosting a Match4Kim donor drive on Friday, February 22 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the Campus Center located at 100 W. Home Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081. Kim is a 1982 graduate of Otterbein.
Furman University Announces Donor Drive - Nov 30, 2012
UNC Women's Lacrosse Swabs for Kim - Nov 30, 2012
The women's lacrosse team at North Carolina recently did a team swab to help Kim and others waiting on a life-saving bone marrow transplant find a match. Both the men's and women's varsity lacrosse teams have now swabbed for Kim. Thank you Tar Heels!
Thank You USC! - Nov 30, 2012
A Match4Kim donor drive at the University of South Carolina on Friday, November 30 added over 100 new donors to the National Registry!
Thank you to Hannah Tikson, Meg Williams of Be the Match, and everyone who helped and registered at this event. We love the Gamecocks!
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