At our board of directors meeting this past weekend we discussed how to raise more awareness for Be The Match. All the members of the Team T Foundation Board of Directors are proud members of the Be The Match Registry and we highly encourage all our donors to consider doing the same. It’s a free and easy way (all you have to do is complete the online form and then collect a few cheek swabs) that you can potentially make a huge difference in someone’s life.
A great example of how awesome Be The Match can be is shown in this story about UNH track athlete Cameron Lyle linked here (Eagle Tribune) with an excerpt below:
Last month, Cameron Lyle of Plaistow had a decision to make.
He could finish up his senior season of track at the University of New Hampshire, or he could give the season up and have an opportunity to save someone’s life.
It was a no-brainer.
Lyle will be donating his bone marrow to an anonymous recipient on April 24. As a result, he will have to miss the final two meets of his career, including the America East Championships, where he was hoping to throw shot put.
“I knew right away I was definitely going to donate,” said Lyle, who graduated from Timberlane Regional High School in 2009. “I was pretty terrified at first, but it is starting to settle in.”
Wow, what a powerful story! You may never be a match for anybody if you join, but if you don’t join you’ll never know if you could have been a match that would have saved someone’s life. Please unite with the Team T Foundation in joining the Be The Match Registry. Thanks!