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…
The Epstein & Rubenstein Family
Details about joining the registry:
A donor sponsored by Michael Epstein has matched a 39 year old woman battling Hodgkins Lymphoma.
A donor sponsored by Michael Epstein has matched a 67 year old woman battling Myelodysplastic Disorder.
A donor sponsored by Michael Epstein has matched a 45 year old woman battling Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia.
A donor sponsored by Michael Epstein has matched a 65 year old man battling Leukemia.
A donor sponsored by Michael Epstein has matched a 61 year old man battling Myelodysplastic Disorder.