Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Bone Marrow Match Needed!

Recieved this in the mail & wanted to pass it on to as many people as I could:

Josh Rubin, the 5-year old son of a former valued employee and friend of B'nai B'rith, has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. A bone marrow donor match is the only thing that will save his life. Please consider getting tested to see if you are a possible match. It is believed that the most likely donors will be Jewish, of Eastern European descent. However, everyone should be tested because once tested, your data will be added to a database that may help others, if you are not a match for Josh.

Free testing clinics in the Washington, D.C. area will be held on June 4th, 5th, and 7th. Please visit the following link for more information about Josh and the D.C. testing locations:

There are other marrow drives and testing facilities all over the United States. You can also request a testing kit by mail, for a fee. Please log onto for more information.

If you cannot be tested, you can still help. Please visit to make a donation to the organization that provides much needed resources for these marrow drives.

The test is by mouth swab; thus, no need to give blood. Thank you very much for your help.

Please distribute this e-mail widely so that Josh can have a chance at survival. Tell-a-friend!
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The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.