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Urgent OSBAid request: Help cancer patient find bone marrow match

Kim Roper is the wife of Ohio State Bar Association member James Roper. In 2009, Kim was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  She has undergone multiple rounds of treatment and the cancer has returned each time. Last month it was determined that the cancer is spreading and that she will need to undergo intensive inpatient chemotherapy in November after which she will need a bone marrow transplant. Kim has no siblings and, as of today, there are no matches in the National Bone Marrow Registry. It is critical that she find a bone marrow match as soon as possible.
 
As members of the OSBA, we can help Kim and thousands of others like her by joining the National Registry. The process is simple and quick. Follow this link, and join the registry with an easy home kit that involves no more than a cheek swab. When registering please use the promo code match4kim (all lower case letters). You can find more information about Kim’s battle, the Registry and donation process and even a printable flyer about bone marrow donation on Kim’s website: http://www.match4kim.com.
 
Time is of the essenceplease pass the word to others in your community. If you have questions, please contact OSBAid moderator David Hejmanowski at osbaid@ohiobar.org.

Update: Testimonial from cancer survivor

Please read the following message sent to us from OSBA member Arnold White.

I am a cancer survivor. I am also a bone marrow recipient. Fortunately, my brother was a match, and I have lived 22 years as a result of that transplant. While I do not know Kim, I can well imagine what she is going through. For all of you potential donors, giving bone marrow takes only a little more effort than giving blood, but it can mean so much more. Believe me, I know. Help Kim by responding.

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