Monday, March 15, 2010

Update on Bone Marrow Donor Drive + Misc

A quick update on Christina's Bone Marrow Donor Drive this past Sunday. Are you sitting down?
Over TWO HUNDRED people showed up to do mouth swabs!!! In fact, the San Diego Blood Bank ran out of forms at Person #198! They ended up giving people a flyer with the info about registering online. Thank you to everyone who participated!

To put all this in perspective, a drive usually gets 20 people.

And about every 200 people will yield one match. Not necessarily for Christina, of course. But mostly likely Sunday's drive will help save someone's life. Wow!

Here's a link for registering online FREE IN THE US UNTIL MARCH 28 and having a mouth swab kit sent to your house. Please pass on the word and the link.

Oh, and here's a link to the TV coverage on Sunday.

And while I'm going link crazy, here's a link to a review of i so don't do mysteries and an interview with moi by Mitch Wallace of the Sphagnum Patch. The review was in the March 2010 issue of the Mission Valley News and Views. Thanks, Mitch!

And, just so you're in the know, I'm currently in Baltimore, Maryland (much to Child #4's chagrin!) doing school visits, chilling (LITERALLY! It's cold and rainy here!) and eating crab cakes. No doubt, my next post will be about Baltimore stuff. ;)

13 comments:

David Cranmer said...

That's such good news!

Beth said...

The positive power of the Internet.
I so hope one of those 200 is a match for Christina.

PJ Hoover said...

See you soon, Barrie!

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow, that's amazing. How great is that.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

How fun for you to be in Baltimore--despite the crappy weather. That's great about how many people got involved swabbing.

Teresa said...

So glad that 200 people showed up. I really liked the review of your book! Have fun in Baltimore. It is a really cool city.

Stacy said...

200 people is amazing!

I've been thinking of joining the bone marrow registry since a friend posted some links about it on her facebook wall. Sounds like now is the time. :)

Barrie said...

Stacy, definitely join now and use the link so that you can join for free. :)

Gabriele Goldstone said...

All the best to your friend - hope she stays strong during this awful wait -

Enjoy the east coast! Your blog is such a busy place - just like you! And that last book review - I shall have to search it out.

Keri Mikulski said...

Amazing!!

Enjoy Baltimore!! See you soon with some books to sign. :) :)

Kelly H-Y said...

WOW ... that's a miracle!!! So good to hear! Hopefully, a match will be made!

Danyelle said...

Sounds wonderful and yay for the bone marrow drive going so well!

Heather said...

That's an amazing turn-out!