Thomas went to the Boston Marathon to run, but ended up as a marrow donor!
When Thomas attended the Boston Marathon in 2009, he initially thought that the volunteers at Gift of Life’s tent were seeking blood donations. He quickly learned that, instead, it was an opportunity to join the registry as a volunteer bone marrow or blood stem cell donor, and he became intrigued. He said, “What made my decision was how easy it was to join the registry. A simple mouth swab to potentially help someone in a life changing way? It was a no brainer.”