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About (created on Aug 23, 2011)
When Jacob Kowalik was first diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), he did not show any signs of being sick. He was like any typical first-grader, outgoing, loved playing sports, and always had a mischievous look in his eyes. However, Jacobs family learned that he could develop leukemia from MDS, and his doctors told them hed need a bone marrow transplant. In 2009, at the age of 5, Jacob had his life-saving transplant, thanks to his donor, Marshal.
Jacob found his miracle match, and now it is your turn to take action. Here are some ways that you can help:
1. Make a financial contribution: Your donation will help sponsor donor kits on our waitlist. Each kit costs $54 to process, and any amount will help! Please click the "Contribute" button to make a donation now.
2. Join the Registry: At any given time, 6,000 people in need of a bone marrow transplant are looking for their perfect match, and that person could be you. Visit www.giftoflife.org/register to take the first steps towards saving a life.
3. Organize your own donor drive: Gift of Life Ambassadors and volunteers hold donor recruitment drives in communities and on college campuses around the country. It's easy to run your own. Contact 1-800-9MARROW (1-800-927-769) and speak to our Recruitment Office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You For Your Contribution
On behalf of the patients we serve around the world, thank you for supporting the life-saving mission of the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation. Your secure online contribution will grow our donor registry and cord blood bank, giving the gift of hope to countless children and adults in desperate need of life-saving transplants. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law in the United States and Canada.
We know there are many outstanding charities that are worthy of your support. We are honored that you chose to include Gift of Life in your charitable giving, and will do our utmost to meet your expectations through quality service and measurable results.