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Michael Epstein

Are you Michael’s lifesaving match?  

Michael David Epstein, is a physically fit 76-year-old male of Eastern European/Ashkenazi descent with a splash of Sephardic genealogy which pre-dates 1492 in Spain. Michael, born and bred in Washington, D.C. is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, Jewish leader, and political activist. He is also a son, brother, brother-in-law, husband, father, father-in-law, “F”uncle, grandfather, “great" uncle, cousin, and friend to so many…
 
Michael was recently diagnosed with a form of leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and is NOW in need of a bone marrow transplant donor, and so we have teamed up with the Gift of Life in effort to find the perfect match.
 
We are looking for those 18-35 years old – preferably of Eastern European ancestry with blue eyes, but we love brown-eyed people and Sephardic people and even “old” people over 35 (but not over 61) SO WE SAY YOLO - GO FOR IT.  
 
It’s a super easy process – you register here from our web page, answer some questions, get a kit in the mail, swab your mouth (follow the directions that come with the kit) and send it back. 
 
If you are looking to participate but do not qualify to register, you are welcomed to make a donation to the Gift of Life Marrow Registry and/or sponsor an event at your local college or university campus (Hillels & Chabads etc.) and/or forward/share this web page with anyone whom you think might be interested and fits our criteria.
 
We look forward to adding to the BONE MARROW registry in a meaningful way not just for Michael, but all the current and future patients who find themselves in need. We thank you all for your continued love, support, friendship, kindness and  BONE MARROW etc. etc. etc…
 
With love,
 
The Epstein & Rubenstein Family

Michael's best chance of a match is among those of Ashkenazi or Eastern European ancestry.

Details about joining the registry: 

  • Join the registry! Click on the blue "Join Registry" button. 
    • Donors in general good health between 18 and 35 years old may join the registry. Donors over the age of 35 can also join, but we ask that you to please donate $60 to offset the lab fees. You can also use code "Michael" and your kit will be sponsored.
    • Eighty percent of donors requested by transplant centers are 18 to 35 years old for medical reasons – Click here to learn why Age Matters.
    • Donors can remain in the registry until their 61st birthday – Click here to learn why the registry has an Age Limit.
    • Certain medical conditions may mean you are not able to join the registry or donate – Click here to check the Conditions List. If you're not sure, a health history questionnaire is part of the registration process.
  • Sponsor a swab kit. Click on the orange "Give to My Circle" button. Lab processing of every kit costs $60. Your contribution will help add new donors to the registry, who may be a match for Michael or another patient. 
  • Spread the word. Use the social media links to the right to share Michael's story in your Facebook and Twitter account. The more people who order a swab kit and join the registry, the faster Michael will find a donor. 

 

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