America may not have a royal family, but we do have the Kardashians! Whether you love them or not, you’ll appreciate this: They’re on a mission to find a bone marrow match for Kim’s Kousin, Cici! Back in February, Kim revealed on her personal blog about this difficult journey her cousin was up against.
Kim wrote, ”This is difficult for me to write, but we really need your help. My cousin, Cici, has been battling cancer for 17 years. She’s been going through chemo for such a long time, but now the cancer is not responding to the chemo and she needs a bone marrow stem cell transplant. This necessary procedure would hopefully give our Cici many more years to live!”
Fast forward to this month and the search is still ongoing! Kim and Kris decided to take matters into their own hands and make a Keek of themselves swabbing their own mouths to check for a possible bone marrow match. You might be asking, Why is it this hard to find a match? Well, the Kardashians are Armenian-American, which limits the potential for finding a match!
In the Keek, Kim demonstrates just how easy it is to help those in need. With 10 quick swabs of the inside of the cheek she was done in a matter of seconds! The Kardashian Krew is now calling on all Armenians out there to try to help by registering on the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor site.
Be a donor save a life! #ABMDR #HelpCici
I wonder if this will play out on their show at all? The brand new season of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” already has me hooked on the drama-filled family! Donating bone marrow DEF sounds like a scary process, but it’s actually a pretty basic procedure, like donating blood. For ways to see if you’re a bone marrow match for a person in need, check out Delete Blood Cancer (DKMS) and DoSomething.org’s Give A Spit campaign. You can take action with both orgs below!
Remember, there's no pain and no commitment to do anything. This will just test your bone marrow type and register you in the system.
Give A Spit
Visit DoSomething.org/spit to learn more about the campaign to get swabbed to save a life, how to launch a drive and more!