BOCA RATON, Florida – The Bone marrow donation registry in Boca Raton celebrates life-saving milestone of 500 blood stem cell donations.
It is an achievement that could not be achieved without the help of selfless individuals.
The Gift of Life-Be The Match Collection Center is the first installation of its kind to be integrated into a registry.
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The association aims to cure blood cancer through cell therapy.
Their efforts are personal to Gift of Life CEO and cancer survivor Jay Feinberg.
“[The organization] actually came out of my own research for a bone marrow donor. I was about a year out of college and was told I had leukemia and needed a transplant to save my life, but no one in my family was compatible, ”Feinberg said.
The highlight of what staff do is match donors with those in need. Two of these people were fortunate enough to meet on Friday.
“There are very different people in the world, 7.5 billion, and I needed to find the perfect match to save my life. I have always considered myself to be the luckiest person in the world and that experience the has proven once again. The Gift of Life has been spreading luck and science for 30 years. The Boca Raton collection today celebrates 500 donations of blood stem cells, “said Dave Fromson, a bone marrow transplant recipient.
Donor Josh Posner and his family said they know how important a game can be.
“We all knew that being able to have an opportunity like this isn’t something you should pass up, and the way they raised me was if the tables were turned. What would you do then? if someone who could save your life, you haven’t? ” said stem cell donor Josh Posner.
With a patient diagnosed with blood cancer every three minutes, it’s never too late to make a difference.