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Friday, June 5, 2009

Bone Marrow Drives Sunday June 7 & 14

I'm posting about another bone marrow drive, to encourage you to sign up if you're not already on the registry. This is the third drive I've posted in the past few months, and it makes me sad that these wonderful people are ill, but hopeful that it will help.

This drive is for Jon Galinson (though it helps ALL who need a transplant because you never know who you'll match).

Jon was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) last year. He has been undergoing chemotherapy for the past seven months. Jon’s best hope for a cure is a stem cell transplant, and his family is searching for a match for him.

Please join the Be the Match Registry of the National Marrow Donor Program as soon as possible. The process to join is very simple and involves a medical questionnaire and a cheek swab. You can read more about it at:

Jon's family is sponsoring two marrow drives (in San Francisco and Berkeley) but you can also register online (info below).

Sunday, June 7, from 11am – 5pm at the booth at Israel in the Gardens.

Sunday, June 14, from 1:00pm – 6pm at Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Avenue, Berkeley.

If you live out of town or can't make it to one of the above events, you can join via the online drive at When asked to provide a promo code, please type in JonGalinson.

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