For those who have not seen or heard yet via one of the many different social networking venues, there is a person named Nick Glasgow age 28 who lives in the Bay Area who has Leukemia (AML).
Nick (See video here) is in need of a bone marrow transplant and needs your help. I don’t know Nick, however he works in the IT industry. Nick is 3/4 Caucasian and 1/4 Japanese – which is critical to the match. If you are, or know of anyone who might have this makeup, ask them to be tested to see if they are a match to be a donor.
I know many other people in the industry and in the social networking universe who are also all trying to help in anyway they can to get the word out about Nick.
Your help can be as simple as referring others to the site found at this link, or, checking to see if you are a match, or spreading the word about Nick.
An example of how people are helping out in addition to spreading the word, re-tweeting and emailing is Steve Duplessie, a fellow IT industry analyst and founder of the Enterprise Strategy Group.
Steve beet cancer several years ago and has pledged $5,000 to who ever ends as a match to help nick, as well as $5,000 to whom ever finds the person who matches Nick’s bone marrow type (see Steve’s blog for more information).
I would like to help and thus I have posted on Steve’s blog that I am pledging a plane ticket to whom ever is a match to go and be a donor for Nick, as well as plane ticket for whom ever finds the person to be a match to help Nick out.
Now, what can you do to help and what better way to start a memorial day weekend here in the U.S. or where ever you are in the world than to help someone else out and perhaps save a life.
UPDATE: Heres a link from Len Devanna with more information about helping out Nick Glasgow.
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