My name is Kim Roper and I need your help right now.
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. I need to find a match as soon as possible. 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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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!
Midwest Lacrosse/Ohio Machine Donor Drive on November 17 - Nov 15, 2012
The Ohio Machine and Midwest Lacrosse are teaming up with Match4Kim and Be The Match to host a bone marrow drive on Saturday, November 17, from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Midwest Lacrosse's new store located at 4499 Kenny Road (just south of Henderson and Kenny) in Columbus.
Match4Kim Puts Up Big Numbers During First 30 Days - Nov 15, 2012
On October 15, 2012, the Match4Kim cause was launched and match4kim.com was created. At that time, we had no new donors registered. In just 30 short days, the Match4Kim team has added 2,686 new members to the National Registry!
This has been a team effort in the truest sense of the word. Over 15,000 different visitors logged on to the Match4Kim website in the past 30 days and we have generated 901 online registrants. Additionally, through donor drives conducted at the Columbus Marathon, Mettler Toledo, The Nourse Family of Dealerships, Ohio State University, Perry Township/Worthington Hills, North Carolina University, Penn State University, American Health Holdings and Miami University, we have registered 1,785 new donors at these nine drives.
Thank you so much to every single person who registered and to every single person who helped our cause in any way. We are making a difference and we will continue our mission to find a match for Kim and for all the others who are waiting on a life-saving bone marrow match.
University of Dayton Announces Three Day Donor Drive - Nov 15, 2012
The University of Dayton will conduct a Match4Kim donor drive on November 27, 28 and 29 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM each day in Kennedy Union. Thank you Pi Beta Phi, Zeta Tau Alpha, Ali Wright, Emma Ellis and Molly Cremons for coordinating this event. Get swabbed all you Flyers!
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