Woman Battling Leukemia Searches For Lifesaving Stem Cell Donor

Top Quote Gift of Life Marrow Registry donor recruitment drive to be held June 11 at Atlanta Greek Picnic. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 09, 2022 - Gift of Life Marrow Registry will host a donor recruitment drive for patient Rose Bradwell, on June 11 at the Atlanta Greek Picnic 2022. Bradwell, a 46-year-old wife and mother of three daughters, is battling leukemia and in urgent need of a blood stem cell or bone marrow transplant in order to survive.

    Bradwell will be in attendance at the event which will be held this Saturday from 12–4 p.m. at Morris Brown College, 643 M.L.K., Jr. Dr. NW in Atlanta.

    Bradwell was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in December 2020. She doesn’t have a matching donor in her family, causing her to turn to the community for support. Bradwell is of Haitian descent and her best chance of finding a match is with someone of similar ancestry. Her family is working with Gift of Life to encourage the Haitian community, in particular, to join in the effort to save her life.

    To join the Gift of Life registry, donors simply swab the inside of their cheeks and complete a registration questionnaire. 18 to 35-year-olds who are in good health (the ideal demographic for successful transplants) are especially urged to attend and join.

    “If you’re healthy and of the right age, please consider joining the registry to help save Rose or another patient battling blood cancer,” said Gift of Life’s Director of Organizational Advancement Marti Freund. “Please also consider a donation to offset the costs associated with testing the swab kits.”

    Those unable to attend in person can request a swab kit to be delivered at home by visiting giftoflife.org/Rose. To hold a donor recruitment drive, email Traci Ackerman, Gift of Life Recruitment Manager at tackerman ( @ ) giftoflife dot org dot

    Since its start in 1991, Gift of Life Marrow Registry has grown to more than 403,000 individuals who have volunteered to donate blood stem cells or bone marrow to save a life. To date, Gift of Life has facilitated over 22,000 matches for those with leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell, and nearly 100 other diseases, resulting in more than 4,200 transplants.

    About Gift of Life Marrow Registry
    Gift of Life Marrow Registry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla. The organization, established in 1991, is dedicated to saving lives by facilitating blood stem cell and bone marrow transplants for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood-related diseases. The registry houses its own state-of-the-art stem cell collection center, biobank, and laboratory. To learn more about Gift of Life Marrow Registry, visit.www.giftoflife.org.

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