DKMS Helps 15-year-old Alice Pyne Fulfill Her Bucket List By Recruiting Bone Marrow Donors
The organization takes on Alice’s wish in the U.S. by registering donors for free at GetSwabbed.org
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2011
Alice Pyne, a terminally-ill British teenager became an online sensation after posting a wish list of things she would like to do before she dies on her personal blog. The teen, who has been battling Hodgkins Lymphoma for the last four years, recently found out that the cancer is spreading throughout her entire body. “I know that the cancer is gaining on me and it doesn’t look like I’m going to win this one,” she writes.
“Mum always tells me that life is what we make of it and so I’m going to make the best of what I have and because there were so many things I still wanted to do, mum suggested that I turn my ideas into a bucket list,” she continues.
The number one item on Alice’s bucket list is “to make everyone sign up to be a bone marrow donor,” and this hope, along with Pyne’s name, was mentioned in the British Parliament on Wednesday.
DKMS, the world’s largest bone marrow donor center is joining the viral campaign to help Alice’s wish come true. The organization posted links to Alice’s blog on their Facebook page and asked their 16,000+ fans to pass it on. Since the story broke DKMS has been tirelessly tweeting about the selfless British teen and created a Facebook page in Alice’s honor to drive people to register as bone marrow donors at http://www.GetSwabbed.org. Looking to draw more attention to Alice’s cause, music superstar 50 cent tweeted on behalf of DKMS, urging fans to register via GetSwabbed.org.
“Alice has already inspired so many people to register as bone marrow donors and save lives,” said Katharina Harf, COO of DKMS Americas. “DKMS is allowing donors to sign up online at GetSwabbed.org at no charge and we urge everyone to register and help make her wish come true.”
On her blog, Alice writes, “I’m excited about the things I am going to be doing, but the biggest thing has to be all the people who are joining bone marrow donation schemes because of me.”
DKMS is the largest bone marrow donor center in the world with over 2.7 million registered donors. DKMS Americas is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information about DKMS and to learn more about registering as a bone marrow donor, visit http://www.GetSwabbed.org. For updates, please follow DKMS on Facebook and Twitter (@getswabbed).
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