Breisen wanted to do whatever it took to save a life
"I signed up for the Gift of Life registry in June 2009 while in Tel Aviv on a Birthright Israel trip," said Breisen. "It was the final day of the trip and I happened to walk past a donor drive, signing up on the spot. I decided to volunteer as a potential donor in honor of a friend from college who passed away after his courageous battle against acute myeloid leukemia (AML). I felt utterly helpless despite my desire to do something after his passing. But what could I do? When I saw the Gift of Life donor recruitment table, one option clearly presented itself."