Donor Stories

Mikey's Story

Mikey Olds is a student at Shreveport Job Corps who signed up earlier this year for our Be The Match registry. The registry matches potential marrow donors with possible recipients. Mikey never thought after submitting a simple mouth swab, he'd get a callback asking him to give a blood sample that would be tested as a possible match for a bone marrow recipient. Mikey is one of the few people who might be a match for a recipient! If anyone wants more information on how to participate in this program, please visit the Marrow Donation Registry web page. Becoming part of the registry is only a cheek swab away!