Two Months After Joining the Registry, Lexy Donated to Save a Life

Posted January 2nd, 2013 by Be The Match and filed in Donor Stories
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In 2010, Lexy, a college sophomore, joined the registry at a Yale University drive. Two months later she was called to donate for a 64-year-old man diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. “I donated three days before Christmas, and it was the best gift I’ve ever given – the gift of life,” said Lexy. “Now I am very involved with organizing drives on campus each year. After four years of drives, we’ve added more than 3,000 people to the registry with over 14 matches to date.”

“Thousands of people are looking for a match,” said Lexy. “I joined the registry and when I received the call from Be The Match saying I was a match, it was the most amazing feeling. Now I tell other students that they, too, could be the cure.”

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3 Responses to “Two Months After Joining the Registry, Lexy Donated to Save a Life”

  1. Linda says:

    Lexy,
    Bless You! Thank you so much for helping so many people and being the conduit for others to be a part of giving life as well!

    My step-daughter just received her donor cells two days ago…from a young man from Germany!

    I am inspired by your story and am using Facebook to help raise awareness of donating, too.

    Thank you again!

  2. Laura says:

    Thank you soooo much Lexy. My husband received donor cells in Nov for MDS. The donor was a 23 yr old man, that’s all we know, but it is so amazing and humbling to think of young people, with so much going on in their lives, would think enough to take the time and effort to donate. My husband is only 57 and likely would not have survived this year without a bone marrow transplant. The transplant was a total success and we are looking forward to him having a normal rest of his life. So a heartfelt thankyou can’t even do what we feel justice but it’s a start.

  3. belajar seo blogspot says:

    Thank you soooo much Lexy

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