A snippet from an email from one of the co-founders of Swab A Cheek:
Thank you so much for your email. And you won’t believe how amazing your timing is. I was literally speaking to some folks on Friday, who are trying to focus on increasing the number of bone marrow donors for Korean patients. There is a 13 year old boy named Nico, whose mom is Korean and dad is European mix, and he could not find a match so is having a cord blood transplant. But we are still searching for him, since he may need a second transplant one day.
We are local in DC. We are the only registry operated by actual transplant recipients. So, i like to think that means we care on a different level. We would LOVE to have you partner with us. We could help you run the drives – we can teach you to run drives, do swabber training over the phone, and we can supply you with swab kits, and help you find volunteers to run the drives. If you would like to partner with us, you would be able to track your “matches” over time, and could see which ones found matches, etc.
That changed the complexion of my day completely.
Gave the world a small push, and it pushed back.