Ryan donated marrow to 5-year-old with inherited immunodeficiency disease
Less than a year after joining Gift of Life’s registry, Ryan received “the match call.” He remembers being shocked, given the unlikelihood of being matched, much less to an infant in need of a bone marrow transplant. Ryan and his best friend had swabbed their cheeks on a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip in the summer of 2009. They are still in contact today, so Ryan called his best friend immediately after hanging up with us. He couldn’t wait to share the news: that he might go on to save an infant’s life!