5 Year Old is Looking for Local Hero
Filipe was diagnosed with leukemia and he is in urgent need of a Bone Marrow Transplant (stem-cells). This 5-year old kid is going through chemotherapy, hoping to find a compatible donor.
You can be the person who can save Filipe’s life. It’s easy to become a potential donor: you have to fill out a form and sweep four cotton swabs inside your mouth to determine compatibility. Simple like that… and it’s free!
How you can be a Hero
Marcio Cruz Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu family and friends are inviting all Tampa Bay community, Academy members and non-members, to be part of: Be The Match – Be The One to Save a Life Event.
Get social with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Marcio Cruz “Pe-de-Pano” and get the chance to be someone’s hero. Our main focus is to help people that are in need of bone marrow transplant.
Join us on Saturday, August 30th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Marcio Cruz Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We will be able to gathering prospect donators information and samples to determine compatibility. If you need directions visit our Contact Page.
To join, you only need to:
- Be between the ages of 18 to 44
- Be willing to donate to any patient in need
- Meet the health guidelines
- Open to US Citizens, Permanent Residents and Non-Permanent Residents
- It’s Free to test
Bone Marrow Transplant Save Lives
Thousands of patients, just like Filipe, depend on the Be the Match Registry to find a donor who can give them a second chance at life. You have the power to heal, the power to save a life. Take the first step. Join the registry.