Michael donated bone marrow to save a life!
Donor Michael (L) with Gift of Life's representative Nick (R) on the day of donation.
Michael, a student at University of Rochester, usually donated blood platelets every three months or whenever a blood drive was held on campus. But on a dusky, frigid evening at a blood drive, Michael decided to do something he had never done before—swab his cheek and join Gift of Life's registry. “It was very casual,” said Michael when describing his swabbing experience. “As a biotechnology student, I had some familiarity with stem cells, but I was unfamiliar with bone marrow donation. After reading up on it, I decided that this was for me.”