Bone Marrow Drive at Butler University

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Samantha and I want to use the platform we have been given, and the information we have learned going through the process ourselves, to inform people how important this really is. People, unfortunately, will pass away waiting for someone on the registry, not because there isn’t a way to help them, but simply because the right person is not on the list.

Butler University has meant so much to us over the years, and partnering with them to promote such an important cause that has directly affected our lives so much, is amazing. The community has been behind us the whole way, and this is just one way that we want to give back a little bit. This event is being held at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Tuesday, September 29th, from 4pm-8pm and we would really love to see you out there; students, alumni, fans, everyone! All of the Butler athletic teams are participating so we know we are going to make a huge addition to this registry; please consider coming and being a part of that. You can donate blood, sign up for the bone marrow registry, or both! Thank you, once again, for your continued support and love. And a very special thank you to Butler University. We find so much strength in this army of Bulldogs rallying behind us, supporting us every step of the way.

If you’re unable to join us this Tuesday, this link will still allow you to register in Andrew’s honor: https://join.bethematch.org/Andrew

http://butlersports.com/genrel/2015-Andrew-Smith-Bone-Marrow-Blood-Drive

One thought on “Bone Marrow Drive at Butler University

  1. Our hearts have been with you since the beginning of Andrew’s treatment. We are avid Butler Basketball fans and have had season tickets for years. I am very involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in a leadership role and we applaud this wonderful position you have taken to give back in the face of adversity. I am especially grateful as I have Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and can relate on so many levels to your experience. Unfortunately, I am not allowed to donate blood, but my husband is AB positive – a universal donor. About every two weeks he goes and donates blood, for platelets and plasma to help those in need. He began to do this when a friend of ours with leukemia was needing many transfusions and we were told what a difference these donations make. He began to donate about 6 months ago and will do it for years. We are older than 44, so unfortunately we cannot donate marrow. I, myself, may be in need of a transplant someday. We just want you to know that there are many people out here following your story and caring for you with well wishes that this treatment path will eliminate this disease for you. Many prayers are being spoken for you.

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