Two yearo ago, Serena Marshall of ABC News signed up as a potential marrow donor through the Be The Match Registry. In fall of 2010, she was called as a potential match for a patient in need of transplant. In this story, Serena describes her fear of donating and her family and friends’ contributions to her anxiety about proceeding as a donor.
She also describes how she overcame those fears with the help of patient stories, support from other marrow donors and self-education about the donation process. Serena shares her insights, as well as the touching relationship between a donor and recipient pair, with her viewers and readers to help dispel myths about marrow donation and encourage others to join the Be The Match Registry and follow through with their commitment to donate when called.