Help Save a Life

Nick Glasgow is a 28 year old man who lives in Fremont California. Weeks ago he was diagnosed with acute lukemia, cancer of the blood. Chemotherapy and other treatments have failed and Nick is in a race against time. His only hope of living is finding a bone marrow donor, fast. He needs a donor that is a combination of caucasian and Japanese. His chances are slim but with the power of social media maybe we can increase those chances.  

I don’t know who had the idea of using social tools to help find a match for Nick but I’m glad they did and am happy to help in a small way. I don’t know Nick but as far as I’m concerned he’s in our network and if we can help we should. Lots of people die each day and we can’t save all of them– but we may be able to save Nick.

In a blog post today, Steve Duplessie pledged $5,000 to a matching donor and $5,000 to whomever refers that person. If you know someone who might fit, please refer them. You can request a home kit to do a self-test which is non-invasive – just a cheek swab.

Please take a moment to watch this video about Nick.

Thanks to the person who put out the word and to Steve D. for organizing the pledge. I’ll kick in $1,000 each to the donor and the referer. Please consider going to Steve’s blog where he’s keeping track of this and pledge whatever you can to help find a match.

Thanks for reading. Please spread the word.

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