As you know, show producer Dave “Thirdwavedave” Logan is undergoing a bone marrow transplant (stem cell transplant) to rid him of the Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia that’s plagued him since his diagnosis with the blood cancer disease six years ago. A saint donated his/her marrow so that Dave can have a chance at a normal life again. May God bless this person a million times for the mitzvah he/she has performed for a fellow human.
My interest in leukemia is heightened because of Dave’s condition, and a wonderful organization called “Be the Match” is there for you if you want to be a donor. (Thanks to SG for alerting me to this latest news).
NCIS cast members ask heroes to join Be The Match
Be The Match® has launched a national consumer awareness campaign called “Swab+DNA = Save a Life” to inspire heroes — just like you — to join the Be The Match Registry® and save the lives of patients fighting blood cancer. The campaign includes television spots that feature Rocky Carroll, Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly from NCIS, the #1 drama on television on CBS. The campaign highlights the importance of DNA matching by featuring actors best known to Americans as forensic investigators.
The goal of Swab+DNA = Save a Life is to add young diverse members to the registry of all races, notably African Americans, by visiting SWABplusDNA.org. Racially and ethnically diverse people are needed on the registry so all patients can get the life-saving transplant they need. The campaign also encourages people to text the words “DNA” to 50555 to contribute $10 to help add new members to the registry—text in your contribution today!
The campaign is in place from April 30-August 17 and will air on CBS for the first five weeks in ten diverse metropolitan U.S. markets: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, Dallas, Baltimore, Miami and Minneapolis—home to Be The Match corporate headquarters.
Check out the campaign! Visit SWABplusDNA.org