Kris needs a bone marrow transplant

Kristin is passionate about life! She loves spending time with her family and friends, having dance parties with her daughter, making art, teaching her students, cycling, and taking walks with her husband and dog. She works out almost every day, meditates, and eats an organic whole food, plant-based diet. She did a triathlon a few months ago with her sister, and had never felt better. She had no symptoms.

In 2011, she donated a kidney to her father.

“I thought that was my purpose in life, but there must be something greater. It was at a blood donation that she learned that something was going on with her health. Her “levels were off,” and she visited a doctor who gave her the confusing diagnosis of High risk MDS, early AML. She needs a bone marrow transplant.

“My chances of getting this were like hitting the Powerball," Kristin said. "It just doesn’t make sense. Please swab your cheek. You could save a life- maybe even mine. Also, please, don’t skip your annual check-ups”

But she has a mantra that she does her best to live by, and she finds strength in:

“Yes, you can. I am stronger than this. I am cured. Breathe in love. Breathe out fear. My body is strong, my body is healthy, my body is cured.”

Step up for Kristin like she has stepped up to help so many others.

¡Salvar vidas comienza aquí!

Inscribirse para tener a oportunidad de salvar una vida es emocionante, pero antes de comenzar, asegúrate de no haberte inscrito antes en algún otro centro de donación. Además, pedimos que todos los donantes que se inscriban estén dispuestos a donar a cualquier paciente. Finalmente, desplázate hacia abajo para conocer las dos maneras de donar.

¡Salvar vidas comienza aquí!

AVERIGUA SI ERES ELEGIBLE

Como donante inscrito de médula ósea, podrías ser llamado a salvar una vida en cualquier momento.

Actualmente resido en los Estados Unidos.

United States

Soy un miembro del ejército.

Ingrese su fecha de nacimiento.

Estoy en buena salud general.

¿No es seguro?

Hagamos una verificación rápida

Introduzca sus datos

¡Usted es elegible!

Siguiente paso... Completa el proceso de registro.

Gracias por preocuparte.

Si vives fuera de los Estados Unidos, comunícate con un centro de donantesen el país en donde vives.  

 

Podrías reunir los requisitos para inscribirte en una de nuestras oficinas internacionales:

or

o también puedes...

Haz una donación

Gracias por preocuparte.

 

Thank you for caring.

Debe tener entre 18 y 55 años de edad.

 

¡Pero todavía hay muchas otras maneras de ayudar!

Ayúdanos a recaudar fondos

o

Gracias por preocuparte.

Tienes que estar sano para ser elegible.

 

¡Pero todavía hay muchas otras maneras de ayudar!

Ayúdanos a recaudar fondos

o

Gracias por preocuparte.

Su IMC debe ser menor de 40.

 

¡Pero todavía hay muchas otras maneras de ayudar!

Ayúdanos a recaudar fondos

o

 

Hagamos una verificación rápida

Queremos asegurarnos de que ayudar a un paciente no afectará su salud. Revise la siguiente lista de criterios. Si no está seguro acerca de un requisito, no dude en llamarnos al 866.340.3

USTED ES ELIGIBLE PARA REGISTRAR SI USTED ES:

  • Entre las edades de 18 y 55
  • En buen estado general
  • Al menos 4'10" y pesa más de 105 libras, pero no excede un IMC máximo de 40.

USTED NO ES ELEGIBLE PARA REGISTRARSE SI TIENE:

  • HIV
  • Antecedentes de cirugía cardíaca o enfermedad cardíaca
  • Trastornos autoinmunes tales como lupus, artritis reumatoide, esclerosis múltiple o fibromialgia
  • Apnea del sueño, problemas respiratorios o asma severa (los inhaladores diarios son aceptables)
  • Diabetes que requiere insulina o medicamento inyectable
  • Hepatitis B o C
  • Enfermedad renal o hepática
  • Historia del accidente cerebrovascular, incluyendo TIA
  • Problemas crónicos o severos en el cuello, columna vertebral o espalda
  • Epilepsia u otras convulsiones dentro de un año
  • Historia de la coagulación sanguínea o trastornos hemorrágicos
  • Antecedentes de lesiones en la cabeza o conmociones múltiples
  • Antecedentes personales de cáncer (excepciones: fase 0 o melanoma in situ, cáncer de piel localizada en la mama, la vejiga, el cuello uterino y el curado, como el carcinoma basocelular o de células escamosas)

Si tiene preguntas sobre si su historial médico le impediría donar, por favor contacte donorrelations@dkms.org o 212.209.6700.

¡PODRÍAS SALVAR LA VIDA DE ALGUIEN!

She Became a Bone Marrow Donor and Saved a Life!
¡Tú puedes salvar la vida de alguien!


Aproximadamente el 70% de todos los pacientes que necesitan trasplantes de médula ósea se ven obligados a buscar un donante compatible fuera de sus familias. Mira este video para conocer cómo Madison dedicó su tiempo a salvar la vida de una desconocida. 

Registering Online is easy, secure, and only takes 5 minutes. Though the chances to be called as a donor are rare - 1 in 430 - if called, you are likely the patient's best match. Your decision can give hope and a second chance at life.

After registering, you have to swab your cheeks and send the kit back to DKMS. It is all free of costs.

JUST A FEW STEPS TO BE A POTENTIAL DONOR

Register Online

1.

Register online

2.

Get the kit and swab your cheeks

3.

Mail back your kit

4

Registry Confirmation

Click here to learn how to swab.

People Who Need Your Help

Kevin Clements

Kevin Clements' and his family are facing the fight of their lives. Diagnosed with a very rare cancer - T-cell acute lymphoblastic lymphoma and leukemia - he needs a bone marrow transplant and now his family is racing to find his perfect match.

Marley

Marley

In July 2018, Marley was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia and doctors say his best chance of survival is to have a bone marrow transplant. A search of the registry has returned no matches for Marley. Now, his family is campaigning to find #MarrowforMarley in the hope of finding him a matching blood stem cell donor.

HOW BONE MARROW DONATIONS WORK

Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Donation

This is the donation method used in 75% of cases. Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) donation is a non-surgical, outpatient procedure that collects blood stem cells via the bloodstream. These same blood-forming cells found in bone marrow are also found in the circulating (peripheral) blood. It takes about 4-8 hours on 1-2 consecutive days.

Bone Marrow Donation

This is the donation method used in about 25% of cases, generally when the patient is a child. It is a 1-2 hour surgical procedure performed under anesthesia, so no pain is experienced during the donation. Marrow cells are collected from the back of your pelvic bone using a syringe.

DKMS FACTS

DKMS is the world’s largest bone marrow donor center with more than 9 million registered donors, more than 80,000 of whom have helped save lives by donating marrow or peripheral blood stem cells. Within the U.S., DKMS has registered more than 1 million donors and facilitated over 3,900 donations.

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