Remember a few years back when Kim McGrath, the wife of seven-time AMA Supercross Champion Jeremy McGrath, was in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant? Kim and Jeremy were extremely fortunate to find a match for her, with the help of Be The Match, a global registry of potential bone marrow donors that has saved countless lives. It's easy to get involved and help potentially save a life; joining the registry requires a sample of cells, usually collected by swabbing the inside of your cheek. According Be The Match's website, "Doctors use this sample to compare specific protein markers, known as human leukocyte antigens (HLA) with HLA markers of patients who need a bone marrow transplant."
At tomorrow's High Point National there will be a Be The Match tent set up on vendor's row so that you can get signed up and maybe someday be the one to save a life. For more information, check out BeTheMatch.org