Jamie Crowley, Principal of Thompson Middle School and Maureen Martin, a secretary at Rogers High School, are in search for a bone marrow match.
Crowley, who won the Middle School Principal of the Year Award in 2015, has recently been diagnosed with Myelodysplastic syndrome RAEB (MDS). He is in need of a bone marrow transplant and is currently still seeking a donor.
A Donor Drive will be held on January 25th, at the Blood Center at 688 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, RI.  Interested donors may also go before that date.
Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia or lymphoma. For many of those patients, the best hope for a cure is a marrow or stem cell transplant. And 70% of them will not have a matching donor in their family. They will turn to Be The Match to find their life-saver; someone just like you.
Testing requirements:
  • Completing paperwork and a quick cheek swab.
  • Donors must be between the ages of 18-44 to register (although names are kept in the registry until age 61), and in good health.
  • If you are over 44 and still want to register, you need to register on-line and there is a tax deductible fee of $100.00.
  • After testing, donor information is placed in a national registry.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).

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