Patty registered to be a marrow donor when she saw A3M’s booth at her son’s basketball game one day. A few years later when Patty was traveling, her husband informed her via email that she was a match for a patient. She felt very special that she could be the one to help another person. She was concerned about the patient so she immediately let the donor center know that she was willing to go ahead. Patty’s young children also encouraged their mother saying, “Do it mom, do it”.
On her return Patty went through some blood tests and donated her marrow a few weeks later.