Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Natasha Collins is a 26 year-old Yale medical student who is batting leukemia for the second time. She needs a bone marrow transplant to save her life, but does not have a match. Natasha is half African American and half Caucasian, making her a molecular minority because her bone marrow is difficult to match. A match for Natasha is likely to also be of mixed heritage Minority and mixed heritage donors are underrepresented in the Registry. Natasha grew up in Syracuse, NY, and in addition to being a stellar student, loving daughter, and generous friend, Natasha loves to cook, knit, travel, and eat carrot cake. She has a bright future as a doctor and needs your help to make this dream come true. Please consider joining the Be the Match Registry. Free registration is available through April 30th at http://www.marrow.org with code BK041309. You can also visit the group “Become Natasha's Hero” on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=65568844747&ref=nf. .