BusyBee Interior Design making a Difference with their Gift of Life save a life Event
Blood cancer kills more children in the US than any other disease, and is the second leading cause of all cancer deaths in the United States. Many blood cancer patients might be cured with a bone marrow transplant if they can find a matching donor. South Street’s BusyBee Interior Design is partnering with DKMS Americas for their “Give the Gift of Life” swab event. Nearly 300,000 people, 20,000 of them small children are affected by leukemia every year. BusyBee Founder Anna Powers is among those who successfully beat the disease and has committed 25% of the shop’s net proceeds on January 28 to DKMS to help support its efforts to register donors. The fee for registering each donor is $65 to the group’s Be The Match Registry, a cost that DKMS absorbs completely. The registry is the world’s largest with 2.9 million registered donors, yet only 40% of patients will find a match. Minorities are least likely to get a diagnosis, but are more likely to die from leukemia due to the lack of donors. To date, more than 27,000 DKMS donors have helped save lives by donating their bone marrow.
Head over to BusyBee on January 28 from noon to 6pm to get swabbed yourself.