Amazon encourages staff to hitch 'Be the Match' bone marrow donor registry

BREINIGSVILLE, Pa. – On the Amazon success heart in Breinigsville, Website Lead Paul Womer is making the rounds.

However along with his every day greetings, Womer is encouraging associates to enroll to save lots of a life by becoming a member of the “Be the Match” bone marrow donor registry as a part of nationwide Donate Life Month.

“We will save one life with each 400 folks we get on the registry. In order that’s one individual’s son or daughter, their mom, their father,” Womer mentioned.

It is a trigger that is near Womer’s coronary heart, as he is had pals and associates who’ve wanted bone marrow transplants, one in every of them being Amazon worker Lahlee Kristjansen.

“I now have a second likelihood at life and I am very, very grateful, so thanks very a lot,” mentioned Kristjansen.

The sign-up day began out as only a Breinigsville factor, however phrase unfold, till roughly 1 million Amazon associates throughout the U.S. and Canada had been additionally included.

“You probably have the chance to assist others, I feel it’s best to take that chance,” mentioned Amazon Website Security Supervisor Joshua Smith.

“An individual that joins the registry will get a notification inside 4 to 6 weeks if they’re referred to as and if not then they’re on the registry till they’re 61,” mentioned Rob Francois with “Be the Match.”

Womer says it warmed his coronary heart to see what number of of his co-workers signed as much as be the match.

“In the present day is a incredible day, completely,” Womer mentioned.

And hopes it encourages others to do the identical.

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